It’s hard to predict what will become famous on the internet. From two extremely similar videos, one can fail and the other can hit the million view mark in a few hours if they are launched a few weeks apart. Finally providing a lighter topic for the news today, deputy celebrates retirement by dancing to Whip/Nae Nae.
The man, the myth, the legend
El Paso Deputy Sheriff Tony Scherb’s departure was a huge deal for the Sheriff’s Office, as the man finished his 29 years of professionalism by dancing to Whip/Nae Nae in the elevator instantly becoming a viral hit.
The man had various assignments in his 29 years on the job, from Background Investigator, to CJC Floor Security, Court and Transport, Patrol, and especially in the Traffic Unit.
For his 15 years in the Traffic Unit, Scherb became known as an inspiration, even being awarded the Ken Jordan Award for Excellence in DUI Enforcement, thus having his decade and a half work in preventing DUIs officially recognized.
He was not only an inspiration to recruits, deputies, and other law enforcement professionals, but he also devoted himself to his community.
He served in plenty of soup kitchens, feeding the homeless, as well as in Thanksgiving and Christmas at the Springs Rescue Missions.
Scherb would also dress up as Santa Claus for the local Club Scout Chapter, and he might still do that after his retirement.
In his many years on the job he managed to get the respect of pretty much everyone he ever worked with, showing great knowledge, friendship, loyalty, and professionalism.
The viral video
For his last day on the job, however, the elderly deputy decided to put his professionalism on hold, and just have fun.
Therefore, along with his colleagues, he performed a 3 minute long video in which he dances in the elevator to Silentó’s Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae).
He is joined by a couple of fellow police officers, which although hesitant at first, proceed to dance along with him. They occasionally stop when a superior officer gets in the elevator, only for the Sheriff to start dancing along with them.
The three minute video became an instant hit, gathering over 3 million views since Friday.
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