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Michigan officer caught on camera sleeping on the job

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He's sworn to serve and protect, but instead a cop is caught on video asleep at the wheel while on the job. The video is now going viral and some residents say they're concerned about the lack of attention.

The video was taken last Wednesday by a resident driving near Warren and Gulley in Dearborn Heights.

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A police officer seems to be snoozing instead of watching out for trouble.

Sources said he’s a serial sleeper.

Retired Detroit Police Asst. Chief Steve Dolunt spent more than three decades fighting crime.

After seeing the video, he said it should be a wakeup call for officers to stay alert at all times, especially behind the wheel of a vehicle that could be running.

"It looks bad, I'm not going to sugarcoat it. It looks bad, it would look bad in any department. You always have to be hyper-vigilant. And again, I'm not going to condemn the guy because I don't know the circumstances. But is it dangerous, sure it's dangerous,” Dolunt said.

The police chief said they are taking what happened very seriously.

An internal investigation is being ordered.

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