Videos of the new Fort Worth PD recruit have racked up 2.52 million views between Facebook and YouTube over the past week. The video shows Chewbacca, the Wookie of Star Wars fame, as a rookie on the police force. With the 8th installment of the Star Wars franchise “The Last Jedi” set to be released next week, the video picks up after the tragic events of Episode 7: The Force Awakens and shows the Fort Worth Police Department rallying around Chewy to help him through this tough time.
This isn’t the FWPD’s first forway into Star Wars parody, last year the department released a video showing a Police Sergeant training a Stormtrooper at a gun range, that video currently has 57,531 views on YouTube and 20 million views on Facebook. The year prior the department released a video where the Sith Lord Darth Vader himself tried applying for a job at the department. All of the Star Wars parody videos so far have been about recruitment to join the Fort Worth police department.