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Singing all the way to the casino

Check out the video of the Philly traffic cop who was allegedly caught with a card-counting device at Parx Casino singing "Stop in the Name of Love."

Singing all the way to the casino

John Gallagher, 56, the Philly cop who was caught allegedly with a card-counting device at Parx Casino in Bensalem, was well-known within the department as the traffic cop featured in an early '90s commercial for WOGL 98.1.

Thanks to an eagle-eyed Daily News reader who found a video online, you can see Gallagher's musical stylings here. The WOGL 98.1 commercial starts about 30 seconds into the video, and Gallagher comes on screen about 20 seconds later shimmying and singing "Stop in the Name of Love."

Gallagher has not been criminally charged in the Parx incident but police Internal Affairs was investigating - though Gallagher's singing voice could be considered a crime.

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