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Flamethrowers, celebrities and doughnuts, oh my! See the best area police lip sync videos

Flamethrowers, celebrities and doughnuts, oh my! See the best area police lip sync videos

St. Louis area Lip Sync Challenge showdown

As single after single hit the Internet in the viral Lip Sync Challenge, most police departments in the greater St. Louis area exercised their right to remain silent.

Then, in mid-July, area departments finally broke their silence and took their turns on the stage. Better late than never — and in most of these cases, much better.

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With a number of popular songs and video themes already taken by previous viral videos, the folks in blue around the St. Louis area raised the bar with seemingly every video that came out.

The Pevely Police Department kicked things off with a video set to Maroon 5's "Sugar" that racked up a million views in just over 24 hours. 

In the following weeks, Ballwin, St. Charles City, O'Fallon (Mo.), St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Potosi, WentzvilleNorth County Police CooperativeHazelwood and Ellisville all dropped singles that scored with fans for scenery, personality and creativity (a flamethrower, a celebrity, backflips galore and a cheeky reference to a Prince song, anyone?).

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While other area departments may still take their turn on the stage, check out these solid entries (listed in alphabetical order) and then vote for the best at the bottom.

When you're done, take a look at some of the best entries from across the nation here and vote for your favorite in that poll. And then maybe have a doughnut or two.

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