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'The Singing Policeman' performs in Hagerstown

October 26, 2009

Tenor Daniel Rodriguez, known as "The Singing Policeman," sang at The Maryland Theatre's Live on Stage series Monday.

The event was pesented by the Hagerstown Community Concert Association.

Rodriguez, a New York Police Department officer, became one of the department's official singers. History intervened for the now-retired officer on Sept. 11, 2001.

His stirring a capella performances of "God Bless America" and the national anthem became transcendent statements of solidarity, determination and hope that galvanized his fellow New Yorkers and Americans.

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