Lt. Deuntay Diggs

*The cop who went viral this week by breaking out in Beyonce’s “Formation” choreography is indeed a real police officer – in fact, a police lieutenant in Virginia.

Stafford County Police Lt. Deuntay Diggs is the Beyhive member who put his moves on display during a recent FredParent Back to School Expo at Spotsylvania Towne Centre, reports local ABC affiliate WJLA. The event collects school supplies for children in need.

Lt. Diggs performed during a lip synch contest featuring law enforcement, and won.

Video of his colorful performance was posted on Instagram by user @mrldavis. It’s since been viewed over 11,000 times.

Why did he choose Bey for the competition?

“I’ve followed her since Destiny’s Child way back in the day,” Lt. Diggs said.