PALISADE, Colo. -- Rocked by several officers killed in the line of duty, two Palisade police officers are trying to send a message to the community and their law enforcement family: “Don’t stop believing.”
Det. Mark Post and Officer Bryce Raber recorded a video of themselves jamming out in their patrol car, singing Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing."
“We were driving around one day and that’s kinda how we act, so we recorded it one day. This is what we normally do riding around in the car, we like to have some fun," Post said.
Their post came with this message: “We know it’s been a hard year so far for our law enforcement family. Always remember the brotherhood that we have and know it will always keep us together as we push through the struggle, don't stop believing.”
“It’s a reminder to our law enforcement brothers and sisters. Don’t stop believing there’s a brotherhood that keeps us together and let them know we are good," Raber said.
The video had more than 300,000 views within 24 hours of it being posted. The officers received thousands of comments from around the country, including some marriage proposals.
“I don’t know what to think about that. We never done something like that. It’s humbling. I really don’t know what to say," Post said.
“I’m very proud of these two guys. They came up with this on their own," Palisade police Chief Debra Funston said. "I’m so excited we have been able to give this positive message out. Not only do they care about their fellow officers, the care about the community. They want the community to believe as well.”
The officers laughed when asked if they would be going to Hollywood to pursue a career in music or the movies. They said they would not be quitting their day jobs, which they find very rewarding.