PORTLAND, Maine — A Maine police officer’s rendition of “O Holy Night” is winning accolades online.

Police Officer Jeremy Turner was a music major at the University of Southern Maine before walking the beat. And he decided to put his voice to use to spread Yuletide cheer in a city park.

The video posted on Facebook has been shared several thousand times.

Turner said he burst out in song on Saturday on a dare by a fellow officer.

Portland Police Chief Michael Sauschuck approves of the singing officer. He said the video’s popularity serves to “humanize” law enforcement officers.

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