Daniel Rodriguez – America’s Singing Policeman
Daniel Rodriguez, the Brooklyn born, now-retired NYPD officer, helped bring the country an uplifting spirit of promise and hope with his stirring rendition of “God Bless America” after the 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks.
Formal voice training began at a very early age, with Daniel's first recital in Carnegie Hall at age 16. Singing has been his lifelong passion, however it didn't always pay the bills. He worked at a series of jobs until joining the New York City Police Department at age 30, where he became known as "The Singing Policeman".
September 11, 2001, Officer Daniel Rodriguez was driving to work when the first plane hit the World Trade Center. Arriving at the site as a first-responder, he witnessed the destruction of both towers, nearly losing his own life. At "Prayer for America" in Yankee Stadium, Daniel's inspirational performance gave hope and strength to a grieving nation. His music career had turned into a calling.
Daniel's philanthropic and patriotic efforts have been recognized with more than a dozen honors and awards, such as the USO Lifetime Achievement Award, the DAR Medal of Patriotism and others. Now known as "America's Beloved Tenor", he continues to uplift and inspire in performances for his chosen charities, and at concert halls around the world.
What People Are Saying
“The deep tenor of former New York police officer Daniel Rodriguez’s voice pierced the Afghan night in a place where the whirr of helicopter rotors and roar of jet engines are the norm.”