Sgt. Billy Irvin dove into a Florida river to help rescue a woman

By Rose Minutaglio
June 09, 2017 05:03 PM
Source: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office/Facebook

Dutiful, brave and … ridiculously good looking?

Meet Jacksonville, Florida, Sgt. Billy Irvin — a dedicated public servant who dove into the St. Johns River to help rescue a woman floating in the water Tuesday.

A fellow sergeant at Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office snapped a photo of Irvin moments after the hero braved the rushing river.

The pic has garnered over 13,000 likes on Facebook, and shows off Irvin’s hunky post-diving-into-a-river-to-save-someone look — which includes a skin-tight, sopping wet white shirt.

“He is a hero to all of us and all of the people who witnessed this going on,” Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office wrote on Facebook of Irvin. “Numerous citizens came up to Sgt. Irvin just to shake his hand thanking him for his heroic efforts and jumping in the river.”

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In fact, Irvin has become so popular in the Jacksonville area that the Sheriff’s Office had to release a PSA on Facebook.

“We can’t believe it’s come to this. We’ve had so many offers to have Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Sgt Irvin rescue women from the St John’s river that we’d like to remind you all of the following: A. Sgt Irvin works shift work (and we’re not telling you which shift) so there’s no guarantee that he’ll be on duty. B. You don’t get to pick which hero comes to your rescue but all of our members are available to come to any citizen’s aid 24/7. C. Jumping in the SJR is dangerous and there are much safer options to meet a great guy. D. There’s nothing our members won’t do, WITHIN POLICY, to help any of our citizens have a safe and awesome day! Please have a safe, happy, and DRY weekend!”