Officer's dance party makes bus stop 'coolest stop on the planet'
NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. —
A police officer's dance video is making one Arkansas bus stop "the coolest bus stop on the planet."
Officer Tommy Norman took some time Tuesday morning to "Hit The Quan," a popular dance, with a group of children about to start their school day.
The video has over 15,000 shares and nearly 10,000 likes only 3 hours after being posted to the officer's Facebook page.
But Norman isn't doing it for the "likes," the video is just the latest example of the community policing efforts he is becoming known for nation-wide.
The North Little Rock City officer has been recognized for his outstanding performance and was awarded the National Chapter Military Order of World Wars Law and Order Distinguished Service Award in 2012.
In the Arkansas community, he is known for his "Back To School" event where he distributes backpacks and sneakrs to children in need or as the lead officer for the Star Student Program at local schools. He also coordinates holiday programs like "Shop With A Cop" and the "Season Of Giving."
He is known for building "lasting relationships" with residents and is a remarkable role model for children, according to his supervisors. The far-reaching word on the street about Officer Norman even compelled a murder suspect in a neighboring city in 2001 to find Tommy, who then facilitated his surrender.
Officer Norman gained nation-wide attention in May after a photo of him shaking hands with a young girl in his squad car went viral and caught the attention of Rapper Michael "Killer Mike" Render.
The rapper began following him on social media and took notice of the positive relationship he built with the community.
Officer Norman even appeared on CNN with Render earlier this year to talk about the roles of copes in communities, where the rapper stated "This officer is doing something right."