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Former Five Finger Death Punch drummer sworn in as police officer (VIDEO)

Ex-heavy metal band drummer Jeremy Spencer was sworn in as a reserve police officer over the weekend. (Jeremy Spencer/Instagram)
June 12, 2019

The former drummer of the heavy metal band Five Finger Death Punch has hit a new note in his career: law enforcement.

Jeremy Spencer, who was the band’s drummer from 2005 to late 2018, was sworn in as a Rockport Police Department reserve officer in Indiana over the weekend.

Here is a news recap that includes a photo of him being sworn in:

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Spencer, 46, posted to Instagram, “I was recently sworn in as a Reserve Police Officer of the Rockport, Indiana Police Department by city Mayor Gay Ann Harney. I’m still a resident of Las Vegas, NV, but It’s an honor to be able to come back to this area when I can and serve the community as a reserve police officer and help out my brothers.”

Spencer grew up in the area, the Associated Press reported, and he will be a part-time officer, as he is still in the music industry and will travel back and forth from Las Vegas.

Spencer completed a pre-basic training course for the department on June 9, Fox 35 reported, which included “defensive tactics, firearms qualification, DUI enforcement [and] emergency vehicle operations.”

Spencer’s duties will include “traffic enforcement, general investigations and patrol functions,” according to Rockport Police Department Chief of Police Jason Overfield.

“His time will be limited, as Reserve officers are required to work fewer hours than full-time officers,” Overfield said, Fox 35 reported.

Spencer told local news outlet WFIE, “I’m basically taking what I did in the band and just applying it to this, and trying to do the best I can. … You just see the impact they [police officers] have on everyone’s life. It’s so important.” said Jeremy.

“Life’s about experience, so to me this was great and I think this is going to be great now,” he added.