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Joy Break: Police Officer Singing Gospel Song ‘He Saw the Best in Me’ Goes Viral

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The Richmond Police Department shared a video of Officer Mervin Mayo revealing his incredible talent and blessing over a million people.


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A video of a police officer in Richmond, Virginia has gone viral as he sings a breathtaking rendition of The Best in Me.

The Richmond Police Department shared a video of Officer Mervin Mayo on March 5, revealing his incredible talent.

Officer Mayo Singing "The Best in Me"

WATCH: This video of Officer Mayo singing his rendition of "The Best in Me" is being viewed and shared quite a bit! So we wanted to give you a little background on him and his message."I’ve always been inspired by this song, but for some reason, I couldn’t get it out of my head. So I had to get to a piano immediately to minister to myself," he said. "Know that, no matter what you are going through, there is a higher power that looks beyond your faults and see your needs."Officer Mayo has been with the Richmond Police Department since 2005 and now serves as a school resource officer in our Community, Youth and Intervention Services (CYIS) Unit. He is assigned to the Richmond Alternative School.Officer Mayo also participates in our Police Athletic League (PAL) program as a referee and mentor. He is an active singer at RPD and PAL events."I sing in or out of uniform at the drop of a dime. I had just gotten off work and stopped by the church, where I am a minister of music, on the way home to do Praise and Worship for myself. I have to minister to myself before I can minister to someone else."We hope this video resonates with you as it has with so many others already!

Posted by Richmond Police Department on Thursday, March 5, 2020

Mayo has been with the Richmond Police Department since 2005 and works as a school resource officer at Richmond Alternative School, according to the Facebook post.

And the officer participates in the Police Athletic League program as a referee and mentor. Mayo’s Facebook bio says he is also a minister of music at Truth Ministries.

“I’ve always been inspired by this song, but for some reason, I couldn’t get it out of my head. So I had to get to a piano immediately to minister to myself,” he said. 

Mayo explained that he had just finished working and stopped by church to engage in some much needed praise and worship.

“I sing in or out of uniform at the drop of a dime,” he said. “I had just gotten off work and stopped by the church, where I am a minister of music, on the way home to do praise and worship for myself. I have to minister to myself before I can minister to someone else.” 

Mayo originally posted the video on March 4 with the caption, “When everyone else around could only see my failures, God saw the best in Me…it doesn’t matter what I did, because God sees me for who I am…He knows MY heart.”

With more than a million views, the officer’s profound performance has been a blessing to so many.

“Know that, no matter what you are going through, there is a higher power that looks beyond your faults and see your needs,” Mayo added.