Officer dancing goes viral

Photo of the blog author By Ron Fanfair,
Toronto Police Service
Published: 12:30 p.m. July 31, 2014
Updated: 12:30 p.m. July 31, 2014

Constable Milton Ferguson loves dancing.

Police officer dancing to the reggae music
Const. Milton Ferguson at the Beaches Jazz Festival

While staffing the Toronto Police Service’s Employment Unit booth at the recent Beaches Jazz Festival, he was inspired to burst a few moves.

“The music was playing and I asked Sergeant Chris Gordon, who was with me, if I could go ahead and do some dancing,” Ferguson recalled.

“Once it was OK with him, I began to do my thing and the crowd became engaged. I agreed to a request from an individual to take a picture of me. However, I was not aware that so many people were videotaping me.”

Little did Ferguson know the video would go viral with thousands of likes.

“I was stunned to learn it became a YouTube sensation,” he said.

“It was enjoyment and people came back to our booth to speak with us and engage. I love to do anything for community engagement which that was all about.”

Ferguson said he has always had a passion for dancing.

“Once I hear music, I dance,” he added.

“It has always been that way and it will continue to be so.”

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