HOWELL, Mich. (AP) — The Saginaw County sheriff has honored a fallen police officer with a song.
WHMI-FM in Howell reports ( http://bit.ly/Hb8GOR ) that "I am the Werewolf" was written and recorded by Saginaw County Sheriff William Federspiel as a tribute to Sgt. Patrick O'Rourke of the West Bloomfield Police Department. O'Rourke was killed in the line of duty last year, leaving a wife and four children.
Federspiel says the lyrics and music came to him as he sat at his piano several weeks after he met the family. The song captures the conflicts officers confront as they protect the public from criminals.
The song is available on iTunes. It isn't raising money for any specific charity, but Federspiel urges contributions to MI-C.O.P.S., which assists survivors of fallen officers.
Information from: WHMI-FM, http://www.whmi.com