If you keep an eye on the news you may remember some “firefighter takes selfie” headlines that were hanging around, but it wasn’t an isolated incident. Multiple firefighters in different countries thought it would be a good idea to take pictures of themselves in front of the burning buildings they were supposed to be saving.
As House Goes Up in Flames, Cops Take a Selfie
In January 2017, a tragic fire destroyed a Long Island home. Standing in front of it were two cops - taking a selfie.
According to NBC New York, two offices stopped to take a picture in front of the fire. When another man stopped to take a picture, one of the police officers asked him to leave. Neighbors thought it was distasteful for the officers to make light of something so tragic. The Nassau County Police Department said its investigating the matter.
"If these officers are found to be in violation of any department rules and regulations, they will be appropriately disciplined," they told the news station.
Cop Caught Taking Selfie While Pedestrian Commits Suicide
Step 1: Catch Killer; Step 2: Snap Selfie
What do you do after arresting an alleged serial killer? The answer for one officer in the Ankara Police Department was "ask for a selfie." Atalay Filiz was arrested in İzmir, Turkey in June 2016, in connection with three unsolved murders in the country, dating back to 2013. His reply to the officer? "Let’s do it, brother."