New social media challenge has Texas officers posing in bluebonnets

Spring in Texas means it's time for the state's favorite flower to bloom.

With bluebonnets appearing all over the state, police officers in north Texas have started a new challenge with other local law enforcement agencies.

The #BackTheBlueBonnets challenge photographs officers posing on bluebonnets.

The Grapevine Police Department posted pictures on its Facebook page showing officers posing in their uniforms on bluebonnet fields.

Each post has racked up over 200 shares and more than 300 comments.

The Freeport Police Department joined the challenge too, including a special guest.

Officers posed with honorary officer Abigail Arias, a 6-year-old battling lung cancer again.

Abigail wants to be a police officer when she grows up. She and Freeport PD are now challenging other agencies in Brazoria County to strike a pose.

The Harris County Sheriff's Office took part in the challenge and posted photos posing in the bluebonnets.

A teddy bear even made a special appearance among the men dressed in their heavy gear.

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