Daniel Rodriguez, the Brooklyn born, now-retired police 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 attack.
Formal voice training began early, 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 NYPD at age 30, where he became known as "The Singing Policeman".
September 11, 2001, Officer 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 his inspirational voice 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 numerous honors, 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, at high profile events, and concert halls around the world.
Radio interview with Bill Spadea.
NJ 101.5 FM
2016, 8 min in length
Through the years
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