Police and firefighters dance for Orlando in new viral video campaign

Orange County, Florida Sheriff Jerry Demings

Orange County, Florida Sheriff Jerry Demings screengrab

Orlando’s sheriff had an “important announcement” last week according to a video released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

“I wanna keep Orlando smiling. Keep dancing, Orlando!” Sheriff Jerry Demings told a group of “reporters” before starting to shake his stuff to Whitney Houston‘s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.” Of course, the actors portraying the press pool toss their notes in the air and join the boogaloo before other employees join the fun.

The video challenge started as “a way to channel positive energy and honor the 49 victims of the Pulse tragedy by dancing in tribute to their memories,” according to the sheriff’s Facebook page.

“Hundreds of OCSO employees came together as a unit, group or individually to demonstrate that we stand together united with our community and as Americans.”

The office challenged the Orlando Police Department and city government workers to join them by making their own videos. Shortly after the sheriff’s video hit the web, the Orange County firefighters joined the fun and released their own version.

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