Dancing North Chicago Police Officers include Wendy Lee, center; Gary Grayed, left; Ryan Brown, right: and James Perrin, front. Lt. Freddrick Diez recording (you can hear his voice). – North Chicago Police Department/Lt. Diez
by Tina Johansson
Better late than never, is how North Chicago Police Lt. Freddrick Diez felt about a video he posted on the police department’s Facebook page after a Christmastime Shop with a Cop event.
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Since the time it was posted on Jan. 7, the video has reached more than 56,000 people and garnered nearly 30,000 views. “I didn’t realize how much people enjoyed seeing police officers having fun,” said Diez, a longtime North Chicago police officer.
The four officers seen in the video which was taken at Forrestal Elementary School at Great Lakes, began dancing spontaneously once the song “Cupid Shuffle” began to play.
“Our Facebook page has only been up for a few months,” he added.
“It kind of shows that police officers have emotions too, and that they are human beings,” Diez said.
According to the lieutenant, the four officers seen in the video which was taken at Forrestal Elementary School at Great Lakes, began dancing spontaneously once the song “Cupid Shuffle” began to play.
Forrestal School, a K-2 facility which at one time only served children of enlisted Navy members, now serves others living in North Chicago near the Naval Base at Great Lakes.
“It’s really pretty amazing. Nothing was planned. When the music began, they just started dancing,” said Diez who was busy recording the whole fun-packed episode. “I was too busy recording to dance, but you can hear my voice in the background as I was taping.”