STEVENS POINT, WI (WTAQ) - A central Wisconsin police officer is one of 25 finalists as "America's Hottest Husband."
Jeff Thomas of Stevens Point said he didn't know he was nominated by his wife Brenda for the annual contest from Redbook Magazine.
Readers can start voting Wednesday at RedbookMag.Com, where they'll find profiles and photos of all 25 finalists.
Thomas was chosen from about 700 entries -- less than half the number who entered a year ago.
Thomas is a patrol officer in Plover. In his Redbook profile, his wife wrote that they're high school sweethearts who've been married 23 years.
She said she can always lean on Jeff's strength and humor to brighten up her worst days -- and he never wavered from her decades of struggles with depression, multiple surgeries, and their son's suicide attempts and diagnosis of schizophrenia.
Brenda Thomas called her husband "the best teacher this world could have for how to be a man, friend, husband, and dad," and he still finds time to volunteer in church events.
(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)