ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis County Police Officer Ed Schlueter found a way to make his night shift a bit more peaceful, thanks to a fellow night shifter who sings.
Officer Schlueter asked “Carlos” to share his talents with his Facebook Live audience this past Sunday at 2:30 a.m. Carlos was still feeling very patriotic from the 4th of July and chose to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
Carlos works at a gas station in St. Louis County. Officer Schlueter says while he types up his police reports in his car at the station he will roll down the windows police vehicle to listen to Carlos, who also works a night shift.
Officer Schlueter says Carlos started working the late shift there about four months ago, and his singing has been enjoyed by some of his fellow officers too.
Schlueter says he showed the post, which has gained 37,000 views, to Carlos. He let him read all of the comments that people left on the post.
“He actually started crying,” Schlueter says. “It was actually a really sweet and touching moment for him and I both… The guys got a heart of gold and great voice to go along with it.”
Officer Schlueter’s Facebook page has gained a large following due to his random acts of kindness and community outreach. He has given out hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards to Dominos, Subway and QuikTrip to people in need. Sometimes the gift cards are donated to him, but sometimes he just buys them himself.
“Its kind of like a a win, win. It’s a coping mechanism for me for the stresses that I deal with at work and other officers,” Schlueter says. “It’s nice to have some sort of release, for me, to give back to the community or to reach out to the community in different ways.”