Cop Does Justice To The National Anthem

During a recent West Virgina Basketball game, a snowstorm caused the singer initially booked to sing the National Anthem to become a no-show. Organizers for the event scrambled to find a suitable replacement that had the chops to take on the beloved song. The person they found was Officer Carlton Smith, a West Virginia Police Officer, who had previously been a contestant on American Idol.

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Cop Sings National Anthem Late Singer Basketball Game West Virginia Amazes Crowd

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Officer Smith, was no stranger to the National Anthem, doing prior renditions at smaller venues and school sporting events. Smith told Inside Edition, “They were like, hey we need a favor. Can you sing the Anthem?” He asked, “How long do I have?” “About 5 Minutes,” they answered. Smith agreed, allowing the game to go on without a hitch. Not only that, but he really does the song justice. Watch as Officer Carlton Smith brings the crowd to their feet with his version of the National Anthem.

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Article: FoxSports