Taylor Swift helps video of police officer singing ‘Shake It Off’ go viral

Swift tweeted the video with accompanying message 'LOLOLOLOL THE SASS'

A video of a US police officer singing along to Taylor Swift’s ‘Shake It Off’ has gone viral after Swift praised the video.

Officer Jeff Davis of the Dover Police Department in Delaware was filmed singing and dancing to the hit track on his DashCam as he drove around in his patrol car.

The Dover Police Department wrote on Facebook that “while reviewing dashcam footage, we came across some interesting sights to say the least.” They added that the video was made in 15 minutes as part of a series they’re calling “DashCam Confessionals”. “We hope you enjoy this… and Taylor Swift, if you’re watching… we’re sorry,” they said.

Taylor Swift later tweeted the video with the accompanying message: “LOLOLOLOL THE SASS.” It has since attracted almost 14 millions viewers, making Officer Davis an internet celebrity. Dover Police Department reported that Davis was asked to make an appearance on Fox News, while the video is being played on CBS This Morning and Good Morning America.

Last week, Taylor Swift made headlines after surprising a fan by sending her homemade art as well as a gift of $1,989 (£1,300) to pay off her student loan. Swift, who had already sent presents to numerous fans over Christmas, gave 25-year-old Rebekah Bortnicker the cash, as well as a necklace, a painted picture of herself and a hand-written note, in which she thanked the fan for “cheering me on in the most thoughtful and creative ways”.

She added: “Rebekah, now you’re $1,989 closer to paying off those student loans.”