Oklahoma Officer Jams on Drum Kit in Unusual Noise Complaint Response

April 30, 2019 Updated: April 30, 2019

The Oklahoma City Police Department shared footage of a police officer jamming out on a drum kit as part of an extraordinary response to a noise complaint.

Officers dispatched to deal with a noise complaint in South Oklahoma City on Friday, April 26, took an extraordinary approach to the situation they encountered on the scene, according to the department’s Facebook page.

When the officers arrived, they found a man had set up a drum kit on the side of the road and was drumming away.

One of the responding officers, Nate Ross, decided to break the ice by showing off his percussion skills.

“I firmly believe that the success of our department, in part, is about our interactions with citizens,” Ross said, according to the post. “I could have gone over there, talking down to them, telling them it was too loud and they needed to turn it down … but this was a lot more fun … it gave me a chance to interact with the people I serve.”

The officer’s sister-in-law captured footage from inside the patrol vehicle as Ross jammed away on the kit. The department said she was with him that day on a ride-along.

Ross is seen in the video playing the drums while another officer watches and a man plays along on guitar.

When Ross was done, the man he played with—and the subject of the noise complaint—turned down the music and left soon after.

“Yes, our officers have a job to do, and laws to enforce, but how great is it when we can interact with the great citizens we serve??” the Oklahoma City Police Department said in the post.

Ross added that he received hugs and handshakes after he was done with his jam session.

Drumming officer interacts with citizens from our great city

Last Friday, our officers were called to a loud noise complaint in south OKC. When they got there, they found a man set up playing drums. Officer Nate Ross was the first to arrive. He chatted with the man, explaining that they had been called there because someone was complaining that the music was too loud. Little did anyone know that Officer Ross used to play the drums back in the day. Someone happened to capture Ross sitting down, showing them how it was done. When asked about this call, Officer Ross said, "I firmly believe that the success of our department, in part, is about our interactions with citizens. I could have gone over there, talking down to them, telling them it was too loud and they needed to turn it down…but this was a lot more fun…it gave me a chance to interact with the people I serve. I got some hugs and handshakes at the end of it all, then they turned it down and left."Yes, our officers have a job to do, and laws to enforce, but how great is it when we can interact with the great citizens we serve?? #loveit #okcpd #communitypolicing #drummingcop

Oklahoma City Police Department 发布于 2019年4月29日周一

Policeman Leaves Pregnant Waitress $100 Tip Along With ‘Lovely Message’ on Check

In related news, a police officer in New Jersey left a generous $100 tip—along with a touching note on the check—after learning that his server was pregnant with her first child, according to the father of the waitress.

Brian Cadigan, of Sewell, New Jersey, shared the story on Facebook over the weekend, posting a photograph of the extraordinary receipt that was reportedly issued at the Lamp Post Diner in Gloucester Township, on Friday, Feb. 15, at 12:39 p.m.

Cadigan said the officer—who wanted to remain anonymous, according to a Fox News report—left the $100 tip on a $9 check and capped the touching gesture off with a note, “Enjoy your first, you will never forget it.”

$100 Diner Tip

A waitress got a $100 tip on a $9 salad but the story gets even better.

NJ.com 发布于 2019年2月18日周一

‘Just Doing Their Jobs’

Cadigan wrote in the post, “You always hear about how bad the police are, how they treated you like dirt, how they are on a power trip.”

“Yes I am sure there are some bad apples,” the waitress’s father continued, “but most of them are just doing their jobs, they deal with the worst of society every day and have to keep going back [every day] and deal with it all over again.”

Cadigan then praised the police for the things they do that “most people will never know about” before describing his daughter’s encounter with the police officer.

“My daughter is a waitress at a local diner, she is also 7 months pregnant and working still to save as much money as she can,” Cadigan wrote, adding that she “was working the lunch shift when a Voorhees Twp police officer came in, he was pleasant, and had his lunch by himself.”

You always hear about how Bad the Police are, How They treated you like dirt, how they are on a Power Trip, Yes I am…

Brian Cadigan 发布于 2019年2月16日周六

After finishing his meal, the police officer signed the bill, Cadigan wrote, and “left her a $100 tip on a $9.00 ticket and the note simply said ‘Enjoy your first, you will never forget it.’”

“What a wonderful person to not only leave a VERY generous tip, but a lovely message,” he wrote. “I don’t know you [Mr.] Police Officer, but you made my little girl cry, and made her year. Thank you, I always had the utmost respect for officers, but you went above and beyond not just an officer, but a beautiful human being. God Bless.”

The post received a flurry of comments from Facebook users.

“God Bless You,” wrote one person, “and thank you for your big heart and your service for us.”

“We love our police officers, and they are always cast in a bad light, sometimes justifiably,” Cadigan told Fox News. “I’m just glad that people see that they are real live human beings behind the badge, and strive to do good.”

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