STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia sheriff’s deputy recently performed a dance routine with high school students, and now the video of his performance is getting a lot of attention.
Media outlets report that Deuntay Diggs, a second lieutenant for the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office, performed his rendition of Beyonce’s “Formation” during a pep rally Friday at North Stafford High School.
Diggs says the school reached out to him about dancing through his fiance, teacher Benjamin Leitner.
Diggs almost didn’t perform after learning days before the pep rally that his mother had been diagnosed with cancer. He changed his mind, however, when his mother told him to “keep on dancing.”
The video of Diggs’ performance has since gone viral online. Diggs says he hopes to use his newfound fame to help build a relationship between police and the communities they serve.