Police officer’s assist involved “Blood, Sweat & Tears”

Bo Bice performs with Blood, Sweat and Tears during the Paradise Artists Party at the IEBA 2015 Conference - Day 3 on October 13, 2015 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jason Davis/Getty Images for IEBA)

STURBRIDGE, Mass. — A Massachusetts police officer who helped a stranded bus through the snow had no idea it would involve Blood, Sweat & Tears.

Sturbridge police Sgt. Kevin Mercier met members of the ’60s rock band Saturday when he saw a bus driver struggling as a snowstorm blanketed the region. Mercier stopped traffic and helped direct the bus as it backed down a street. The band was staying at a Sturbridge hotel between shows in Hartford and Boston.

The band is touring with singer and American Idol alum Bo Bice as lead singer.

Mercier told the Worcester Telegram & Gazette  that he didn’t immediately recognize the band, but a quick Google search helped refresh his memory of its hit songs, which include “Spinning Wheel” and “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy.”