Florida deputy enjoying tea party with daughter

Posted at 7:47 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 22:47:26-04

He's an officer and a gentleman.

A precious photo of a Florida deputy spending some quality time with his daughter before work is taking the internet by storm after the Collier County Sheriff’s Office shared the pic on their Facebook page.

The photo shows Corporal Adam Dillman enjoying a tea party with his young daughter before leaving for work, post says, serving as a reminder that “deputies are human beings.”

“I was just spending a few minutes with my daughter before going to work, doing something she enjoys doing,” Dillman told ABC News today. “To me it’s a reminder that deputies are fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters. We all have families at home that are praying for our safety every day.”

Dillman’s daughter is seen wearing a princess crown with a pink shirt, blue skirt and pink heels pouring tea for herself and her guest, while Dillman wears his sheriff’s uniform.

CCSO deputy Adam Dillman enjoying a few precious moments with his daughter before work. This photo is a great reminder...

Posted by Collier County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, September 24, 2015

Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s Chief of Community Engagement Stephanie Spell often shares photos of deputies spending time with family and doing civic work in the community.

“Our local social media audience appreciates seeing their deputies in their roles as community members, and we are thrilled that this particular photo has been enjoyed by people on a national scale,” Spell told ABC News.

The photo, which was given to the sheriff’s office by Dillman’s wife Melissa, has gotten thousands of likes and shares.