Kelly Clarkson is one of the most likable entertainers in the world. Known as much for her zany sense of humor, ready laugh, and open heart as she is for her talent, the shirttail cousin of country music even took artists like Kelsea Ballerini on the road with her simply because she believes in her. But during a recent tour stop in Kansas City, she tapped into some local talent to give her audience a treat. But wouldn’t you know it, the law showed up.
Actually, the law WAS the talent.
According to The Topeka Capital-Journal, Kansas Capitol Police Officers LaMont Jackson and Michael Pagel joined Kelly on stage at the Sprint Center to perform Ben E. King’s “Stand By Me” with Kelly supplying all of the appropriate doo-wopness. Props to concert-goer Elizabeth McKinley for her quick cell phone action during the “A Minute and a Glass of Wine” show that caught all the action.
This is hardly the police officer’s first brush with fame. In 2018, they became social media sensations when the video of their seemingly impromptu game of carpool karaoke went viral.
Law enforcement and first responders are to be commended for finding a way to deal with the pressure and stress of their job in a humorous and manner, while also making themselves more relatable to the public they so aptly serve.
Well done, Kelly and KCPD.