Viral Photo: Arlington officer kissed by ballerina daughter

- A precious photo of a young girl planting a kiss on her police officer father has quickly gone viral. 

The Arlington Police Department posted the picture Monday night on Facebook. As of Tuesday afternoon, the post with the hashtag #WhyIWearTheBadge had about 13,000 likes.



Love this! Here is an evening shift Sergeant and his daughter one night after her dance class. She wanted a special...

Posted by Arlington Police Department on Monday, October 19, 2015


The department explained that the evening sergeant's daughter wanted a special picture of the two of them while they were both in “uniform.” He was dressed for duty and she had her leotard, tights and tutu on.

"She was so excited to see him," the post said. "She quickly ran up to him and stood on her tippy toes to give him a big kiss!"

The picture was taken just after dance class.

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