Elmwood Park police officer responding to call shows off his musical skills
An Elmwood Park police officer unleashed his inner rock star to help calm a situation he was responding to.
Officer Dan Carrone was originally called to the home on a noise complaint. It seems that the homeowner was throwing a large party, complete with a rock band.
The neighbors had complained, so Carrone made a deal with the band – they could play one last song as long as he could play the drums.
“I walked into the crowd, and went to talk to the guitarist between songs, I said, ‘Hey, do you know Basket Case by Green Day?’ And they’re like, ‘Yeah, we all know it,’” Carrone says. “They go to give me the microphone, and say, ‘Hey, you wanna sing it?’ I’m like, ‘No. I’m not a singer. I’m a drummer, I’ll play with you guys.’”
Carrone rocked out on the drums and the crowd loved it. A mosh pit even formed.
Carrone says that performing was a great way to ease the situation and to connect with the community to show that police officers are people, too.
The performance even earned praise from Elmwood Park Police Chief Michael Foligno, who called the action “textbook community policing at its best.”