Kentucky Police Sergeant Covers 'Every Rose Has Its Thorn,' Bret Michaels Responds

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Singer Bret Michaels performs at the "Sing For Your Supper Campaign" Launch at Hard Rock Cafe in New York, NY, on April 15, 2014.

A police officer in Lexington, Ky., answered a call to rock over the weekend, treating a public Fourth of July partiers to a cover of Poison's 1988 power ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn."

Sergeant Jason Rothermund was patrolling the downtown Lexington on Saturday when he heard someone call him out over the microphone at an Independence Day celebration at the city's Triangle Park. 

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"When they call out 'I need Sergeant Jason Rothermund up here' over the mic in front of thousands of people, you kinda have to go," said Rothermund in Facebook post on the Lexington Police Department's page. 

He continued, "I heard the guy who was playing guitar ask over the microphone if I was in the park… he was inviting me to come up to the mic with him. My guys set me up! After saying I was a police officer, the crowd urged me up there. So I kinda had to go."

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According to Lexington's WKYT, Rothermund is also the Fraternal Order of Police Bluegrass Lodge #4 president and wrote in the post he loves '80s music. So, naturally, he stepped up to the occasion and performed a soulful cover of the Bret Michaels-penned hit -- to which Michaels responded with praise. 


Check out Rothermund's take on "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" here: