Daniel Rodriguez, New York’s ‘Singing Cop,’ Tries an Opera

rodriguez_daniel.jpgBy ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 9 June 2006]
Daniel Rodriguez will probably always be known as “the singing cop.” Mr. Rodriguez, then an officer with the New York City Police Department, comforted an anguished nation in the aftermath of 9/11 with his robustly operatic singing of “God Bless America” during an interfaith service held at Yankee Stadium and televised worldwide. He also appeared at many public memorial services and funerals in the weeks that followed.