OKLAHOMA CITY. – An officer from Oklahoma City is going viral after the Internet saw a video of how he handled a noise complaint.

Officer Nate Ross was the first on scene to a complaint where a band was reportedly causing a bit of a disturbance. It seems neighbors didn’t have much patience for the group’s dream of going platinum. Then again, the drums and guitars were setup on the side of the road…

Ross explained to the band why they were there and asked them to please keep it down.

But much to the group’s surprise, Ross had a few tricks up his sleeve.

Officer Ross snagged the sticks and took over on the drums, pulling out some old skills and laying down some impressive beats. 

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“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,” the department wrote on Facebook.

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

Posted by Oklahoma City Police Department on Monday, April 29, 2019

 

“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 (and) 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,” Ross said.

 

We love to see officers connecting with the public in such a positive way, especially in times of such a divide in our country. It’s LEO’s like Officer Ross that give a good name to law enforcement. And he’s not a bad drummer, either! 

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