Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Police Officer Picks Miley Cyrus Tribute as Favourite Meme of Viral Pic

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Halifax Police Officer Picks Miley Cyrus Tribute as Favourite Meme of Viral Pic

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Miley Cyrus tribute wins HaliCop contest

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HALIFAX - The Halifax police officer who became a viral sensation last week has picked a winner from dozens of memes spawned by the photo of him chatting casually with a busker.

A photo of Const. Shawn Currie sitting on the sidewalk with the street performer got hundreds of reactions and shares last week - and captured the imaginations of social media users over the weekend.

Halifax Regional Police held a contest on Twitter inviting online artists to crop the Currie's image from the original photo and then create a meme by inserting him into famous movie moments, paintings and stills from video games.

The memes - which included images of Currie lounging next to Drake atop the CN tower and appearing among the stars in Van Gogh's famous work, "Starry Night" - were submitted using the hashtag #HaliCop for Currie himself to review and choose a favourite. …

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