Over 2 million views and a shout-out from Lady Antebellum. Middletown Police lip sync challenge video is dominating the Internet

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Middletown?€™s video attracted the attention of country music group Lady Antebellum, whose song ?€œNeed You Now?€ is lip synced by Middletown Police (courtesy of the department and Average Joe Films).

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Middletown Police Chief Rodney Muterspaw said he was “overwhelmed” by the response to a video his department created as part of a national lip sync challenge among police departments.

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Since its posting at noon Wednesday, the video has been viewed more than 2 million times, shared more than 56,000 times and has generated more than 6,000 comments.

“Incredible,” Muterspaw told the Journal-News this morning.

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Since its posting at noon Wednesday, Middletown Police Department’s lip sync challenge video has been viewed more than 2 million times, shared more than 56,000 times and has generated more than 6,000 comments.

Since its posting at noon Wednesday, Middletown Police Department’s lip sync challenge video has been viewed more than 2 million times, shared more than 56,000 times and has generated more than 6,000 comments.

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Since its posting at noon Wednesday, Middletown Police Department’s lip sync challenge video has been viewed more than 2 million times, shared more than 56,000 times and has generated more than 6,000 comments.

The video also attracted the attention of country music group Lady Antebellum, whose song “Need You Now” is lip synced by Middletown Police.

The group tweeted the video was “amazing.”

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The Middletown Police Department's lip sync challenge video features the song "Need You Now" by country music group Lady Antebellum.

The Middletown Police Department's lip sync challenge video features the song "Need You Now" by country music group Lady Antebellum.

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The Middletown Police Department's lip sync challenge video features the song "Need You Now" by country music group Lady Antebellum.

Muterspaw said it took about one hour to shoot the video, and while some officers were reluctant at first, he said everyone seemed to enjoy the experience.

He said it’s important to show police officers are human.

“If we brought out some smiles, then we did our job,” Muterspaw said.

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In the video, officers are seen craving doughnuts, and once the empty boxes in the office are replenished, stuffing their faces with doughnuts.

Muterspaw said police officers truly “love” their doughnuts.

“We always have them in the break room,” he said.

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Police departments across the country are issuing and answering a lip sync challenge.

Police departments across the country are issuing and answering a lip sync challenge.

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Police departments across the country are issuing and answering a lip sync challenge.

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