Service Members Who Were Caught Taking Selfies

When you get a job as a police officer, paramedic, or any of the vital services, there’s an unwritten law that you give up the freedom of getting to mess around on your phone at work. If you’re supposed to be saving people from a burning building, you really shouldn’t be posting selfies to Instagram. For whatever reason, the cop takes selfie thing exploded around 2015 and hasn’t slowed down. The whole phenomenon isn’t just gauche, it’s incredibly dangerous. On this list you’ll see that whenever a service member takes selfie on the job, something very bad happens. So if you’re supposed to be flying a plane or delivering a baby right now, put your phone away! Everyone else gets to enjoy this list of service members caught taking selfies.

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.