When Chris Kohrs, aka the Hot Cop of Castro, agreed to participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge that is currently sweeping the US, he decided to make it an event.
His planned dousing was announced days in advance and tickets were sold.
This is what happens when you become a local celebrity.
The hunky San Francisco cop sat shirtless on a stage at The Cafe in the Castro on Monday (18 August) where he was doused with ice cold water before a cheering crowd that had paid between $5 and $30 to watch.
Kohrs decided to use the event to benefit The Officer Down Memorial Fund, an organization dedicated to remembering officers who are killed in the line of duty and supporting their families.
He is among the police officers and civilians across the country who are participating in the challenge to raise money for the ODMF.
Kohrs posted video of the dousing on his Facebook page and wrote: ‘Thanks for coming out last night, everybody!’
Kohrs initially hadn’t done anything to draw attention to himself earlier this year except for being hunky and doing his job as a patrol officer in one of the gayest neighborhoods in the US – the neighborhood where Harvey Milk launched his political career.
But a few candids of the Kohrs began to show up on blogs, including one posted on social media in May taken by celebrated author Armistead Maupin of Tales of the City fame.