Kansas police apologize for Father's Day tweet urging people to turn in dads
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A Kansas police department apologized for a tweet sent on Father’s Day encouraging people to turn in dads with outstanding warrants, according to The Kansas City Star.

“Does your child’s father have warrants? Is he carrying around any drugs? Has he been committing any crimes? Want to give him a Father’s Day he’ll never forget? Call TPD and we’ll help your family make a memory that will last a lifetime,” the Topeka Police Department said in the since-deleted tweet.

In a statement Monday, the department apologized for the tweet.

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“The tweet was meant to be humorous and light-hearted, but was hurtful to some. After realizing this, the tweet was quickly deleted,” the department said in the statement.

“We would like to sincerely apologize for this mistake. This will be a learning experience and goes to show that words, even when intended to be humorous, can be hurtful to others. Thank you to all who reached out, letting us know how you felt,” the department added.