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WATCH: Police Officer Decides Performs At Party Instead of Shutting It Down

Some Wisconsin party-goers thought a  cop was about to shut down their event. Instead, he picked up a band member's violin, and started playing.

42-year-old police officer Jonathan Landis entertained diners at Champs Sports Bar and Grill with a few tunes before returning to his regular beat.

The footage has gone viral, showing the talented officer, who’s also a father of four kids, performing and getting applause.

Officer Landis says he has been playing the violin since he was three, and used to work as a professional musician and teacher before changing careers and joining the force.

He said when he heard the music, he couldn't resist investigating where it was coming from. He says, 'Law enforcement and music are my two passions. It was my way of giving back to the community - it was like a dream come true.'