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Macomb County Sheriff's Office uses footage of drug overdoses in lip sync challenge video

'The message here is to not use drugs'

A still image from the Macomb County Sheriff's Office lip sync challenge.
A still image from the Macomb County Sheriff's Office lip sync challenge.

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – The Macomb County Sheriff's Office posted a lip sync challenge video to their Facebook page and it includes actual body camera footage of deputies using Narcan on victims of drug overdoses.

Police departments around the country have been challenging each other to lip sync battles, with some videos going viral.

Most videos are light-hearted, with officers dancing to songs like Mark Ronson's "Uptown Funk" featuring Bruno Mars or "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark.

However, the Macomb County Sheriff's Office felt it was time for a more serious take on the lip sync challenge.

"We just thought there were enough 'silly' lip syncs out there. Yes, we laugh, dance, and sing like the rest of the public but we just wanted the public to see what its like to live a day in our shoes. Not as much singing and dancing as we would like there to be," they commented on their Facebook post.

So far the video has been viewed more than 2 million times, shared 60,000 times and garnered 22,000 reactions and has nearly 3,000 comments.

"We hoped to show that drugs are life altering and have a devastating effect in families. The message here is to not use drugs," the Macomb County Sheriff's Office said in a comment.

Click this link to watch the video: It contains actual body camera footage of deputies administering Narcan. All of the overdose victims in the video survived.

Macomb County Sheriff's Office Lip Sync Challenge

VIEWER DISCRETION ADVISED Our lip sync challenge video is finally ready. Thank you to everybody who helped us create our message; Fox 2 News, 41-B Clinton Township District Court, Families Against Narcotics, Carehouse, all of the people who let us use their homes, and all of the Macomb County Sheriff's employees. The video you are about to watch contains actual body camera footage of our deputies administering Narcan - a substance used to reverse the effects of drug overdose. All of the people you will see in these videos were saved because of Narcan. We do not own the rights to this music. We wish Demi Lovato and anyone suffering with substance abuse a successful recovery. #lipsyncchallenge #macombcountysheriffsoffice #mcso #familiesagainstnarcotics #dontdodrugs #realbodycam

Posted by Macomb County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, September 1, 2018

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