Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Yes, York-Poquoson first responders are joining in the #lipsyncchallenge

Following a nationwide wave of lip-syncing police officers, the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office and York County Department of Fire & Life Safety are ready to join in the fun.

The firefighters and sheriff’s deputies are set to go head-to-head in a local lip-sync challenge video, which will be released in the near future, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Shelley Ward said. Crews are currently filming.

The upcoming video was announced Monday with a short video preview on the sheriff’s office Facebook page. The video shows a sheriff’s deputy arriving at a county fire station to find firefighters dancing and practicing for their own lip-sync video. At the end, the deputy tells a firefighter the sheriff’s video is on its way.

Ward said their post has already reached about 100,000 people since it was posted Monday. The post had more than 170 comments, 1,100 shares and 1,2000 reactions by noon Wednesday.

The lip-sync challenge has been circulating for several weeks on social media, with law enforcement departments across the country challenging each other to lip-sync to popular songs.

On July 9, the Norfolk Police Department’s lip-sync video to Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk ”went viral — hitting over 1.4 million reactions and more than 67 million views thus far. Since then, the Hampton Police Department has released its own video to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’s “Good Vibrations.”

On Tuesday, the Virginia Beach Police Department released a preview for their upcoming lip-sync challenge video.

James City County Police are considering doing their own video, spokeswoman Stephanie Williams said Wednesday.

Williamsburg Police spokesman Maj. Greg Riley said the department has been challenged to participate but has not released a public response yet.

Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing
Sarah Fearing is the Assistant Editor at WYDaily. Sarah was born in the state of Maine, grew up along the coast, and attended college at the University of Maine at Orono. Sarah left Maine in October 2015 when she was offered a job at a newspaper in West Point, Va. Courts, crime, public safety and civil rights are among Sarah’s favorite topics to cover. She currently covers those topics in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Sarah has been recognized by other news organizations, state agencies and civic groups for her coverage of a failing fire-rescue system, an aging agriculture industry and lack of oversight in horse rescue groups. In her free time, Sarah enjoys lazing around with her two cats, Salazar and Ruth, drinking copious amounts of coffee and driving places in her white truck.

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