STAR-STRUCK OFFICER MEETS CLINT BLACK
Thornton police officer Mickey Schaetzle was working a graveyard shift when he made what he thought would be a routine traffic stop.
A tour bus pulled up to a Jack in the Box restaurant in Thornton early on Independence Day. Its hazard lights were blinking. Schaetzle didn’t see any infraction, but he was curious about why the bus was stopped at 2 a.m. at a closed restaurant.
A friendly guy climbed out and walked up to Schaetzle. He looked vaguely familiar. He said he was a country singer and he and his crew were just trying to get some grub. “I didn’t recognize him at first,” Schaetzle said. “He asked me if I liked country and western music. I said I really don’t any more. We laughed ... I like the 1990s era singers like Travis Tritt.”
“‘Like Clint Black?'” the friendly guy asked.
“That’s when it clicked,” Schaetzle said. “I definitely felt star struck. I was pretty excited.”
Black posed and inscribed a promotional picture with , “Blue lives matter.”
Black was on his way to Albuquerque. He’ll be back on Aug. 19 to perform at the Arvada Center.