Constable Milton Ferguson loves dancing.
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.”