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"We've got you beat": NKY police claim victory in baby boom battle

Published: Aug. 19, 2018 at 5:27 PM EDT|Updated: Aug. 20, 2018 at 8:41 AM EDT
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ERLANGER, KY (FOX19) - Watch out, Greater Cincinnati. There's a baby boom happening.

The sudden bundle of cuteness overload seems to be confined to one police department in the area.

In a seemingly all-in-good-fun, "anything you can do, I can do better" type of competition, the Erlanger Police Department is showing up an Oklahoma fire department when it comes to babies.

Yes, you read that right: babies!

The police department took to their Facebook page to call out the Glenpool Fire Department saying, "I guess there's something in the water here in Erlanger too."

In the picture, eight officers pose with their eight babies: four boys and four girls.

Lieutenant Jon Sterling said that one in five of their officers had a baby this past year.

Sterling said the oldest baby is 11 months old and the youngest baby is 6 months old.

The babies are wearing matching outfits that appear to be police-inspired with blue badges.

The police department's post comes in response to the Oklahoma fire department's baby boom post of their own. Sterling said that picture was what inspired Erlanger to pose for a picture of their own.

In May, Sarah Hutchinson posted a funny warning to the Glenpool community advising them, "don't drink the water."

Their picture includes seven firefighters holding seven babies.

Hutchinson said the seven newest department members were born within 15 months.

Erlanger police are claiming victory on this battle of the first responders.

One thing many people seem to agree on: the 15 newest editions to the police department and fire department are sure to bring many smiles.

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