SAN FRANCISCO (NBC/KNTV) — Move over “Fine Felon;” social media fans have someone on the right side of the law to love.
He just might be San Francisco’s most popular police officer. They call him the “Hot Cop of Castro” — otherwise known as Chris Kohrs of the San Francisco Police Department, whose beat sometimes includes the Castro.
Besides being some good eye candy, he may also be helping the city’s LGBT community improve its relationship with the police department.
“They definitely made the right decision,” said San Francisco neighbor Jody Rankin. “Because he’s hot. Look at him! And that’s what we want to see in this neighborhood.”
Kohrs’ admirers began when writer and amateur photographer Mark Abramson captured on his iPhone the 6-year veteran guarding a weeks-long construction zone in the Castro, and the photos kept getting reposted on Facebook.
“He’s so amazing-looking,” said Abramson. “But he also radiates, just really charming and warm and nice. He’s just a great guy.”
Nathan Tatterson was such a big fan he started a Facebook fan page for the local superhero who catches bad guys. In just over two weeks, nearly 14,000 fans have liked it.
“Chris himself is not on Facebook, so no one had a forum for them to show their appreciation for him,” said Tatterson. “So I thought it would be fun to create one. It took five minutes — no big deal. That got the ball rolling.”
Since San Francisco’s LGBT community and the police didn’t always have a great relationship, Kohrs’ presence seems to make amends.
“We need to have police presence, and then having someone so good-looking doesn’t hurt,” said San Francisco neighbor Michael Juncker.
At last month’s pride weekend, Kohrs even kissed little Izzy — endearing him even more to fans.