Ex-Five Finger Death Punch Drummer Becomes Reserve Police Officer

Former Five Finger Death Punch drummer Jeremy Spencer was recently sworn in as a Reserve Police Officer of the Rockport, Indiana Police Department by the city's mayor, Gay Ann Harney.

Chief of Police Jason Overfield said Spencer passed the Pre-Basic course of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy and welcomed him to the department. Rockport is the county seat of Spencer County in southwest Indiana and Spencer grew up in neighboring Warrick County, where he graduated from Boonville High School in 1991.

Spencer, a resident of Las Vegas, said: "It's an honor to be able to come back to this area when I can and serve the community as a reserve police officer and help out my brothers."

The 46-year-old Spencer announced his departure from Five Finger Death Punch last December after undergoing two surgeries. He said at the time, "The rigorous physical wear and tear has worn down my body to the point where I feel I can no longer deliver a performance you great fans deserve and one that brings me satisfaction and joy."

The band recently confirmed that Charlie "The Engine" Engen is laying down the drum tracks for the band's eighth LP, due later in the year. Engen made his live debut with Five Finger Death Punch last fall.