Bloomfield Twp. police pay tribute to Eddie Van Halen with 2016 video of officer playing piano rendition of 'Jump'

Posted at 8:32 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 21:14:46-04

BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP (WXYZ) — Bloomfield Township police posted a throwback video of one of their officers playing "Jump" by rock band Van Halen. The video was recorded back in 2016, and was was posted Tuesday as tribute to lead guitarist Eddie Van Halen following announcement of his death.

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Eddie was 65 and had been battling throat cancer for over a decade. Eddie's son Wolf announced his father's passing on Twitter.

Ofc. Schuknecht with the Bloomfield Township Police Department is seen playing a few chords from the popular song.