Harford deputy dances while directing traffic

Posted at 5:49 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-11 18:03:36-05

A deputy brought his best dance moves to the street while directing traffic on Belair Road near the Bel Air Auto Auction Thursday afternoon.

A member of the community spotted Sgt. Shawn Craig dancing to his traffic beat and captured the lighthearted moment on video.

The Harford County Sheriff's Office shared the video on their Facebook page. Within an hour, more than 100 people had posted positive comments and more than 1,700 people had "liked" the video. 

Sometimes you just have to dance...

Posted by Harford County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, March 10, 2016

Those numbers jumped by leaps and bounds over the next 24 hours, and more than 4,000 people had "liked" the video by Friday evening.

The moment came one month to the day that the sheriff's office was touched by random acts of kindness following the tragic loss of two deputies who were killed in the line of duty. Sgt. Craig said the outpoouring of support helped to put a spring back in his step.

"It's no secret it's been trying times for law enforcement, especially when tragedy strikes in your own backyard. Over the last 30 days, I've been a police officer for 15 years, I can't tell you the outpouring from the community, the support, it's truly touching and I just wanted to give back the happiness that they've given us," Craig said.

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Harford County Sheriff's office spokeswoman, Christie Kahler, said Sgt. Craig is like many other deputies who love their job and the people they serve.

She shared the following statement:

It has been a month filled with sadness and grief for the agency and our community. To see our deputies truly loving the job and serving this community, in the face of so much sadness, is inspiring. It has been the support of the community that has carried us through this time. Deputies like Sgt. Craig are a shining example of the dedication our deputies have to the job and our community.

Related: Community supports families of fallen Harford County deputies

Sgt. Craig is also a fan of 80's music and said the soundtrack usually playing in his head is either "Footloose" or "Let's Hear It for the Boy."


ABC2 reporter Mallory Sofastaii and Harford County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Shawn Craig are having some fun on the job...

Posted by WMAR-TV - on Friday, March 11, 2016


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