Singing police officer dispenses holiday cheer instead of tickets

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A police officer is getting high praise, not for doing his job, but for entertaining people while working the streets in Portland, Maine.

You may have seen the video that has been shared 80,000 times.

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According to WCSH, it all started as a joke between partners.

Officer Jeremy Turner’s partner quipped about singing during foot patrol. The rest, as they say, is internet history.

Watch what happened next as Turner performs "O Holy Night".

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Turner told WCSH, people "started to stop and look, and some were pulling out their phones, so we went with it."