KISS drummer Eric Singer has been sworn in as an honorary police officer in Texas.
Police Chief Terry David Lynch swore in Singer as an Honorary Corporal in the Wharton Police Department at a ceremony shortly before KISS’s End of the Road concert at Houston’s Toyota Centre on Monday (9th September).
Sharing a photo on Facebook of 61-year-old Singer accepting his lifetime position, Wharton Police Department confirmed that he received a Corporal Badge, an official letter from Chief Lynch and a custom shadow box bearing the department's insignia.
Hailing Singer as a "friend to Law Enforcement”, Wharton Police said: “As a profession, we are grateful, and as a Department, we are humbled to have Eric Singer as a member of our family in blue.”
The letter Chief Lynch also reads: “On behalf of Chief Terry David Lynch, and the men and women of the Wharton Police Department, we appoint you to the rank of Honorary Corporal with our department, in grateful acknowledgement of the honour and respect you show all of America’s dedicated law enforcement heroes and their families.
“The Corporal badge presented to you today has been selflessly worn by many within our department and today, it begins a new chapter with you. We ask that you display it proudly as it represents our commitment to protect those who call on us in times of danger, and in remembrance of the nearly 24,000 officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice since 1791..”
KISS wrap up their current North American leg of of their multi-year End of the Road World Tour at Usana Amphitheater in Salt Lake City on Saturday night (14th September). Their shows in Los Angeles and Oakland have been pushed back until 2020.
KISS played a five-date farewell UK arena tour back in July.