We perish because we know not… #TLENews
This cop likes to play, play, play, play, play!
An officer of the Dover Police Department in Delaware was recently filmed lip-syncing to Taylor Swift’s 2014 hit “Shake It Off” while driving a squad car through town. And the cop, Master Cpl.Jeff Davis, really gets down to this. Sick. Beat!
“While reviewing dash cam footage, we come across some interesting sights to say the least. We decided we would share some with you in a new web series called Dash Cam Confessionals,” the department said in a Facebook message posted on Friday, alongside a link to the YouTube video. “We hope you enjoy this…and Taylor Swift, if you’re watching…we’re sorry.”
Speaking via phone, Davis told Fox News on Saturday that the clip was filmed the day before. He said it is real and was also planned in advance.
“Yes, I did know that the camera was on,” he said. “We had it done just as a publicity thing for not only our police department but police worldwide.”
“With all of the negative publicity the police have been getting nationwide and worldwide, I think it was a good thing to show a little, the lighter side of the police,” he added. “We are human and we have a tough job to do. We just wanna kind of make a funny video to show that we’re all human.”
One particularly hilarious moment shows Davis doing what we all do when we roll over to a stop sign mid-song, next to another driver…pretend we didn’t just turn our car into a karaoke bar.
“I don’t usually get embarrassed with that kind of stuff,” Davis told Fox News. “That’s kind of my personality to begin with.”
When asked how he knows the words to “Shake It Off,” Davis explained that his 10-year-old daughter loves Swift.
“In my house, Taylor Swift is on the radio quite a bit,” he said. “That’s not the only song I know all the words to.”
The video joins several other “Shake It Off” tributes that have gone viral, notably a clip made by college frat guys in Kentucky and footage of Victoria’s Secret models dancing and singing along to the song in a promo for the 2014 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
Davis, a married father of four, joined the Dover police 19 years ago and is a supervisor of the Community Policing Unit. In 2013, he was promoted to the rank of master corporal, the department website shows.