Tuesday, August 8, 2006

Singing Policeman Relives 9/11 Every Day

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Oliver Stone’s new movie, World Trade Center, opens tomorrow (Aug. 9) and one person who won’t be lining up to see it is Daniel Rodriguez, who is better known as the “Singing Policeman.”

Rodriguez rose to fame in the aftermath of the September 11 catastrophe when he sang at various functions honoring the people who died.

As such, the memories are “still very vivid” and, Rodriguez admits, “not going away.”

In his words, “I experience the loss at every concert. I get photos of people who were lost or died, while others tell me my music gave them inspiration and comfort.”

Rodriguez – who is now retired from the New York Police Department – is fulfilling his lifelong dream of being a singer and admits the fact it came as a result of 9/11 is “bittersweet.”

As a result, he feels duty-bound to honor the memory of those who died by concentrating on “faith-based music,” whether that means patriotic songs or religious material, as on his current CD, In The Presence.

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