Two Florida officers recently learned that their bond extends beyond law enforcement thanks to an ancestry test. Boynton Beach police officer Eric Reynolds, 49, and another officer, 51-year-old Sgt. David Stull with Orange County Sheriff’s Office, each submitted DNA swabs out of curiosity to the genetic testing site 23andMe — and later discovered they were long, lost brothers. It turned out that Reynolds shared the same biological father as Stull, who was born in New Jersey and adopted as an infant by a military family. Their father only recently learned of Stull’s existence.
… Since the brothers live just hours apart, they agreed to meet for the first time about two weeks ago at Stull’s home in Florida. Reynolds said, “It was like meeting a clone of me. It was overwhelming and exciting and bit of sadness at the same time.” The pair is now making up for lost time.