DETROIT (WWJ) – The Port Huron Police Department in the limelight after three of their officers posted a video of them lip syncing to the popular Backstreet Boys song “I want it that way.”
It started when Tri-Hospital EMS, who made a video, challenged the Port Huron Police Department to do the same. And when they did — it immediately went viral — the Backstreet Boys themselves even re-tweeting the video.
Officers Sam Baker, Brian Daly and Derek Paret went to work on their creative side.
Daily says the response has been overwhelming. “But it was also very humbling just to see the amount of people and the positive feedback.”
It shows the gentiler side of law enforcement he says.
Baker says he’s been getting ribbed from fellow officers but “anything to paint law enforcement in a good light because there is so much bad — to get somebody to look at that and go ‘wait, those guys are having fun and they are just like us.”
“It’s funny, they are going to calls, and stopping cars – things like that and the people recognize them,” says Baker. “And in some cases they are even asking them to recreate their lip-sync video – so, they are really enjoying it.”
So far, the video has over 645,000 views on Facebook.