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Kansas Highway Patrol Officers Joined Kelly Clarkson To Sing “Stand By Me”


For many, seeing Kelly Clarkson sing live is a major tick off the bucket list. But there are some who are lucky enough to do just more than that! Remember when the “Since U Been Gone” singer graciously shared the stage with Kansas Highway patrol officers LaMont Jackson and Mike Pagel, who stole the show with their cover of the Ben E. King classic, “Stand By Me.”

The remarkable moment happened during Clarkson’s Meaning Of Life Tour in 2019. The two patrol men took the stage in their full uniforms, beaming with confidence as they began their performance. 

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Meanwhile, Clarkson stepped back with a glass of wine in her hand to join her band as she let Jackson and Pagel do the magic – only joining in occasions for a few harmonies and to cheer them on. 

Jackson and Pagel totally killed it, and Clarkson’s fan base surely agrees – waving their arms in the air.

Here’s How The Two Patrol Officers Caught Kelly Clarkson’s Attention

Before LaMont Jackson and Mike Pagel’s performance of “Stand By Me,” Kelly Clarkson said to the concert attendees that two patrol officers’ own spin on the #PoliceCarKaraoke Internet trend caught her attention. While most video participants lip-sync songs, these guys did not.

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“They’re keeping it real. They’re keeping it live,” the singer said. A quick snippet of LaMont and Pagel belting out a classic ’70s ballad from their patrol car was then shown – which broke the crowd into applause.

So, make sure to watch the Kansas Highway patrol officers’ performance of “Stand By Me” along with Kelly Clarkson in the video below. LaMont Jackson and Mike Pagel undoubtedly looked like absolute naturals up there.