By PoliceOne Staff
BOSTON — The front page of Monday morning’s Boston Globe captured the iconic moment a Boston police officer threw his arms up in celebration as Red Sox’s David Ortiz hit a grand slam to tie up game two against the Detroit Tigers in the playoffs.
The image of Officer Steve Horgan’s arms up at the same moment Detroit’s Torii Hunter flips over the bullpen with his legs up instantly went viral during Sunday night’s game.
ESPN reporter Joe McDonald tracked the officer down afterward to find out more about the cop behind the playoff beard.
“I couldn’t even hear myself it was so loud,” Horgan said, according to ESPN. “I can’t believe it. I don’t know what to think. I can’t believe it. It was an awesome feeling. David Ortiz. Grand slam. It was great.”
Horgan, 50, is a 27-year veteran of the force, but this is his first year working the bull pen.
Horgan decided to grow a playoff beard along with many Red Sox fans and players, and told reporters his boss told him not to shave it.