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George Strait Honoring Police Officers in ‘The Weight of the Badge’ Spotlight Interview Series

by Quentin Blount
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Country music star George Strait is honoring police officers in the latest installment of “The Weight of the Badge” spotlight interview series on YouTube.

We all know and love George Strait. The man known as “The King of Country” is widely considered to be one of the most influential and popular recording artists of all time. When we think of him we immediately think about his iconic cowboy look and his old-school style.

But another thing that comes to mind is how George Strait loves to honor members of law enforcement and first responders. He featured Sergeant Fallin Daniels in the latest episode of his Weight of the Badge spotlight interview series. On Friday, he posted a short clip from the interview to his official Twitter page.

“Officers were standing there, and for whatever reason, I decided to ask the officers for 50 cents. And he gave me 50 cents,” Sgt. Daniels says with a big smile on her face. “And since that day, that’s it — I wanted to be police. That was my drive. I couldn’t think of any other profession that I wanted to do.”

Not only did Daniels have her career path picked out at a young age, but she also knew exactly what location she wanted to work at.

“I couldn’t think of any other agency that I wanted to work for. It was always Dallas.”

“The second episode in our #TheWeightOfTheBadge Spotlight Interview series is up, featuring Sgt. Falin Daniels!” Strait captioned his Twitter post.

George Strait Fans Love His Passion for Police Officers

Country music star George Strait is most definitely not shy about sharing his love for police officers. As a result, country music fans aren’t shy about showing their love to Strait in return.

“Watched it!” one country fan replied. “You are such a good man, who inspires love, grace, kindness, and integrity, and does not ever say an unkind word. You are the epitome of Country Music and what it has always stood for. Thank you for you. God Bless you and yours!”

“It’s always an inspiration and an honor when a police officer can make a difference in someone’s life,” a second fan wrote. “Even if it’s one person at a time. I love and respect my [law enforcement officer] family. I’ll always have their 6. Thank you George Strait for Honoring the Badge.”

“This is awesome. I remember our deputies also… they kept our area safe. And the police did that in another town I grew up in also.”

George Strait originally premiered his brand new music video for his song “The Weight of the Badge” in October for National First Responders Day. You can check it out here.