Member of Kiss Sworn In As Honorary Texas Corporal Position
And yes, he was wearing his full Kiss gear with makeup for the ceremony. Rock drumming royalty Eric Singer is now an honorary member of a Texas police department. According to a Facebook post by the Warton Police Department, Kiss was performing in Houston, Texas for their "End of the Road" tour when Singer met with police chief Terry David Lynch before the show.
Chief Lynch was wearing a Kiss band t-shirt when he presented Singer with the honor, while Singer showed up wearing his full Kiss stage gear, complete with his "Catman" makeup. The Kiss drummer was presented with a formal letter from the chief as well as "a custom shadow box with the department's insignia inside. Part of the letter given to the drummer read:
“On behalf of Chief Terry David Lynch and the men and women of the Wharton Police Department, we appoint you to the rank of Honorary Corporal with our department, in grateful acknowledgment of the honor and respect you show all of America’s dedicated law enforcement heroes and their families. The Corporal badge presented to you today has been selflessly worn by many within our department and today, it begins a new chapter with you. We ask that you display it proudly as it represents our commitment to protect those who call on us in times of danger, and in remembrance of the nearly 24,000 officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice since 1791..”
Eric Singer accepted the lifetime position and continued to play the tour that evening. Kiss' "End of the Road" tour is expected to continue on till the end of 2020. Singer has bene with the band on and off since December 1991.