Sheriff’s lip sync challenge on the way

Published 9:29 am Thursday, August 23, 2018

They’ve been all over Facebook for months now.

Some were simple videos of an officer or two in a vehicle. Some were more elaborate with nearly entire towns taking part.

And now, the Davie County Sheriff’s Department has coordinated a “lip sync challenge” of their own. Directed by Sgt. Mike Butero and filmed by crews from WXLV ABC45, the final product is expected to be released next week.

“It’s a big deal,” Butero said. “We want to give people the idea cops are people, too. There is another side to us.”

And it’s a fun side.

Nearly every emergency agency in Davie County was involved in some way or the other.

He said he was calling around, trying to get tips on filming, when ABC45 called and said they would do it – no charge. “They support law enforcement and were looking for a way to help.”

There are courtroom scenes, night scenes in Downtown Mocksville, and snippets from around the county.

“Everybody got involved. They’re going to see what Davie County is, and we had a good time making it,” he said.

The challenge was set to the music of “I’ve Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas.

And while there is some rhythm and acting ability among Davie’s law enforcement community, some of them have, well … watch the video.

Plans are for a public viewing soon after it is released.