Larry Hargrove said he just had to write a song when he saw Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo driving downtown in a patrol car and in full uniform on New Year’s Eve.
Hargrove, a local musician, called the song “He’s the Chief of Police.”
Hargrove recorded the song with his son and put it on an album with 11 other songs that he is selling for $15, with $5 from every purchase going to Operation Blue Santa. The nonprofit is organized by the Police Department and raises money to buy Christmas presents for children.
Benny Aleman, president of Operation Blue Santa, said the extra help is something the nonprofit needs “because of hard economic times.”
Hargrove said he wrote the song after being impressed on New Year’s Eve by Acevedo’s work ethic. He then teamed up with Blue Santa to help raise money year-round for the organization.
Check out the song on Austin360.com: