Florida Cop Singing “Let The Killing Begin” Fired
A Florida cop is without a job after he was recorded performing with a death metal band called Vital Remains. Anyone who’s heard death metal music knows it sounds like the stuff that’s played at the gates of Hell.
Still, Andrew Ricks, went on stage and helped Vital Remains sing their song and yelled out the lyrics, “Let the killing begin!” from the track “Dechristianize,” which is apparently about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Ricks, who also threw up devil’s horns while singing, would’ve gotten away with it if it wasn’t for the fact that he was singing about killing while in FULL UNIFORM.
Jesus be a prayer circle and some common sense.
Miami Herald reports:
Police Officer Andrew Ricks ended his career in Sanford by taking the stage last week and singing “Let the Killing Begin” in full uniform while backed up by Vital Remains, a death metal band.
Ricks already had notified the city of his intention to resign effective Friday, but Police Chief Cecil B. Smith relieved him of his duties Wednesday morning, records show.
“An incident of this nature erodes the thin fibers of trust which already exist between the community and the police and it will not be tolerated within the Sanford Police Department,” Smith said in a statement released Thursday.
Ricks was on duty when he sang at the West End Trading Co., a venue on the shore of Lake Monroe in Sanford, according to police.
Someone in the audience sent a video of Ricks’ performance to the Police Department late Tuesday. A YouTube video shows him hanging out with the band and throwing a “rock-on” hand gesture to the audience before singing.
Peep Ricks’ possessed performance below.