It's mostly said that one can never escape the long arms of the law, but if you ever try and run away from policeman Jadeep Singh, you won't be able to escape his long legs either! Yes, you read that right. Jagdeep Singh is the tallest policeman in the world and he stands tall at 7ft 6 inches!
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Jagdeep is a traffic cop in Amritsar and also a little bit of a local celebrity. Well, of course you'll be a celebrity if you're in a town where you're literally looking down upon people. Jagdeep is so tall, that he got his uniform personally stitched for him and his shoes imported from outside India, as he wears 19 as his shoe size and of course Indian men have average sized feet, ahem.
Jagdeep has been in the police force for about two decades now and enjoys the attention he gets but also faces a lot of difficulties every now and then due to his height.
He was quoted by a popular publication saying:
“I am very proud of being the tallest policeman in India. I am 7 feet 6 inches tall, I weigh around 190 kilograms and I feel very happy about it. I can't find shoes in my size in India. I have to order them from a different country".
He also talked about other difficulties he faces with his clothing and basic life functions:
“'There are a lot of problems in my life. I am not able to buy clothes of my size, I can't use a normal washroom. And I have to travel in my own car, I can't take a local bus or cab. They are too small for me. There were also problems in his love life while growing up. I wasn't able to find a girl of my height. Nobody was willing to marry me. People thought I was too tall.”
Well, after longing for a partner Jagdeep finally found the love of his life, his wife Sukhbir Singh who is 5 ft 11 inches tall and trust me, that's tall enough to match her 7 ft 6 inches husband!
Sukbhir was also quoted by a popular publication saying:
“People come and take photos with us, it's great. I don't think there's anyone that's taller than him in India or the entire world,”
I am sure it's a moment of pride for Sukhbir who stands 'tall' by her husband's side, encouraging him to lead a normal yet fascinating life in Amritsar. The couple surely make a great pair and enjoy the celebrity status bestowed upon them in their town.
While we think a 7ft 6 inch tall cop is what we need manning our city from crime and other bad things, we're more hopeful about the crime rate in Amrritsar dropping way down because of him. Jagdeep wishes to see his name in the Guinness Book of World Records so that he gains more popularity and we really hope his dream comes true someday!