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Drumming Mountie says impromptu jam with campers just another day at work

In this undated YouTube frame grab titled "Coolest cop ever playing drums in the woods" an RCMP officer plays some music with campers near Lethbridge, Alta.The video posted by a user who lives in Lethbridge in southern Alberta shows a group of friends camping in the woods with their band gear when a cop car pulls up. THE CANADIAN PRESS/ YouTube - HO
July 06, 2012 - 5:56 PM

PINCHER CREEK, Alta. - An RCMP officer says he was driving down a forest access road in rural Alberta when he spotted something unusual among the trees — a drum set.

So the Mountie got out of his patrol car and started jamming with the band camping at Dutch Creek last Saturday.

Const. Doug Sokoloski (SOHK'-ohl-AWS'-key) jokes that it might not be common to see drums in the woods, but it wasn't strange for him to start playing.

The veteran Mountie says he is a musician who used to rock bars in Saskatchewan in the 80s with a band called "Shy Boy."

Sokoloski says the jam session in the woods was just another day at work and a positive way to interact with people.

One of the campers caught Sokoloski's on video and posted it on YouTube where it has had more than 256,000 hits.

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