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Texoma first responders sing along in lip-sync challenge

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Tom Bean firefighters get in on the lip-sync challenge fun. (KTEN) Tom Bean firefighters get in on the lip-sync challenge fun. (KTEN)
Ardmore police officers lip-sync to "Bohemian Rhapsody." (Facebook) Ardmore police officers lip-sync to "Bohemian Rhapsody." (Facebook)

It's one of the latest viral trends on social media: First responders performing a lip-sync challenge.

If you've been on Facebook recently, you've probably seen video clips of police officers, firefighters and deputies singing along with popular tunes, and now the scene has shifted to the Southwest.

From singing cops in Fort Worth to wailing K-9s in Houston, the lip-sync battle of the badges has caught on all over Texas, and has even spread to Texoma.

Now there's an Ardmore police rendition of "Bohemian Rhapsody" and a Marietta police officer jamming to "Grease."

"Other police departments and other agencies around, they all have social media, so they pick it up and they run with that idea," said Anna police Chief Jeff Caponera.

The Tom Bean Fire Department also wanted to get in on the action.

"We thought it would be fun to do one of our own and put our hat in the ring, and show people we like to have fun, too," said Tom Bean firefighter Brandon Beck.

The Tom Bean video, just posted on July 4h has already attracted more than 20,000 views.

"We've gotten a lot of positive response from it," Beck said. "Our Facebook page has gotten a ton of followers, a lot of new likes... it's been shared a ton of times."

And that puts pressure on Tom Bean's other public servants in the police department.

"It would take a lot for me to loosen up and do that, but I think it's great that everyone is doing it," said police Officer Zach Smith.

It's all in fun, of course, but the musical videos also serve as a reminder that the men and women who serve and protect us can let loose every now and then..

"This is our way of showing we do do things fun, and we do do the right thing," Chief Caponera said.

And now Tom Bean firefighters say the challenge is on for other Texoma departments to join them.

Police in Anna and Tom Bean say their music videos are already in the works.

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