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Posted on: July 25, 2018

MTPD investigates a Smooth Criminal

Smooth Criminal 2018

You’ve been hit by… you’ve been hit by a “Smooth Criminal.” So, says the Michael Jackson song, but don’t worry, the Miami Township Police Department is on the case to make sure “Annie’s okay.” Officers are joining the viral lip-sync video craze with a musical skit of their own to benefit the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and Joyride, Inc. You are sure to get the song ‘stuck in your head’ after watching this video!

“We chose the Michael Jackson theme to go along with the next First Friday Food Truck Frenzy at Austin Landing,” Dan Wessling, vice-chairman of the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation and Miami Township detective, said. “’Who’s Bad - The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience’ is performing that night, so the song is perfect to have a little fun and raise money for a great cause at the same time.”

Proceeds from First Friday, August 3, 6 – 10:30 p.m., benefit the law enforcement foundation’s efforts to erect a permanent memorial in Dayton in honor of law enforcement officers who lost their lives protecting the public.

The video also showcases Joyride, Inc. which provides children with special needs the car ride of a lifetime. Drivers behind the wheel of Ferraris, Teslas and other high-performance cars, take the kids on a race through a marked course at Austin Landing at about 20 mph. The joyrides give them an opportunity to get away from their daily routines and have a safe, soothing day of excitement. The next Joyride is scheduled for Saturday, July 28, 9 – 11 a.m.

The Miami Township Police Department gives special thanks to Hardy Communications and Marketing and Aaron Horn for assisting with the making of the video; Austin Landing; Blair Cornell, founder, Joyride, Inc.; Rapid Aerial; The Flats at Austin Landing; and the Montgomery County Law Enforcement Memorial Foundation.


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