‘Hulk’ actor sworn in as honorary N.Y. police officer
“The officers here, they work hard, they put their lives in danger,” Lou Ferrigno said
By Amanda Spence
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Lou Ferrigno – known for his TV role as “The Hulk” – has added police officer to his list of accomplishments.
CNY Central reported that the actor, who was in Syracuse filming for his movie role in “The Hermit,” was sworn into the Syracuse Police Department as an honorary officer by Chief Joe Cecile.
“The officers here, they work hard, they put their lives in danger,” Ferrigno said. “I want to reassure them that they’re doing the right thing. They have my support. In situations where there’s so much shooting, there’s so much crime, like what happened in Buffalo, what happened in Texas ... it’s important to have that because if it wasn’t for us, everybody’s life would be in danger.”
But this isn’t Ferrigno’s first time being sworn in as an officer. For 17 years, Ferrigno was a California deputy before becoming an actor and he has also volunteered at the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office in Arizona, USA Today reported. His father also served as an NYPD police lieutenant.
Ferrigno is also a special deputy for an Ohio sheriff’s department, an honorary police officer in Irving, Texas, as well as with the Manchester Police Department in Missouri, and the University of Wisconsin Madison Police Department. Ferrigno is also an honorary deputy with the Niagara Falls Police Department in New York and the National Regional Police Department, according to the Niagara Falls Review.