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TPD officer wants to reunite WWII veteran and Tony Bennett

Posted at 1:52 PM, Jul 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-30 16:52:00-04

A Tucson Police officer is on a mission to reunite a World war II veteran and Singer, Tony Bennett. 

The Officer who doesn't want to named says she responded to the home of Bob, a 91-year-old WWII veteran who lives alone and has no family near by after his brother called 911 worried. 

In a Facebook Post, TPD officer tells a story about a man who made her day better. 

In the post the officer said that Bob didn't realize he had run out of minutes for his prepaid cell phone so she offered to take him to buy some more because it was hot outside. 

She said, "During my time with him on our hour Road trip I learned a lot. He is from Buffalo, New York, and was a professional musician and a WWII veteran. He explained he was 18-years-old and just finished basic training and made it to Germany."

In Germany, Bob says he was placed in the Army band where he was the drummer and played with famous singer, Tony Bennett. "This was before he was famous and all that," said Bob.

After some fact checking - the officer said, "indeed the times Bob said he was with Bennett in the Army band matched."

The officer then took it a step further and realized that Tony Bennett will be performing in PHX on August 7th. "I would love to take Bob can have him on stage to play with Tony. I messaged Mr. Bennett's site - please keep your fingers crossed we can do just one more thing for Bob."