WATCH: Video of Portland Officer Singing O'Holy Night Goes Viral

PORTLAND, ME (WBZ-AM/AP)  -- In this brief life we are sometimes stopped in our tracks with the sight or sound of a pleasant surprise

A Portland, Maine police officer has become a star on social media because of his singing voice.

While walking their beat Officer Jeremy Turner said he  was dared by his colleague to stop walking and start singing 

Officer Turner, who  studied music he University of Southern Maine before walking a beat. He recently decided to put his voice to use to spread Yuletide cheer in a city park. He delivered the musical present without skipping a beat.

The video seen above was posted to Facebook and has been shared several times.

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck approves of the singing officer. He says the video's popularity serves to "humanize" law enforcement officers.

WBZ NewsRadio1030's Carl Stevens reports

The Associated Press contributed to this article.

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