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'God Saw the Best in Me': VA Police Officer Goes Viral with Powerful Video of Gospel Song

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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 video of Officer Mervin Mayo on March 5, revealing his incredible talent.

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 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.

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Andrea Morris

Andrea Morris is a Features Producer for The 700 Club. She came to CBN in 2019 where she worked as a web producer in the news department for three years. Her passion was always to tell human interest stories that would touch the hearts of readers while connecting them with God. She transitioned into her new role with The 700 Club in August 2022.