Shaquille O'Neal sworn in as Ga. deputy

Shaq has also been designated as an honorary U.S. Deputy Marshal and a reserve officer with agencies in California, Arizona and Florida


By Laura Corley
The Macon Telegraph

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — Shaquille O'Neal was sworn in as a Clayton County sheriff's deputy Saturday, making the 7-foot tall celebrity the tallest deputy in the county's history.

"Welcome to the crime fighting family Shaq!!," Sheriff Victor Hill posted on Facebook.

(Photo/Clayton County Sheriff)
(Photo/Clayton County Sheriff)

The former professional basketball player, nicknamed Shaq, also has been designated as an honorary U.S. Deputy Marshal and a reserve police officer with agencies in California, Arizona and Florida, Clayton News-Daily.com reported.

Metro Atlanta isn't uncharted territory for Shaq, who earlier this year bought a $1.15 million estate in nearby McDonough, according to the LA Times.

Shaq also bought a Krispy Kreme location in downtown Atlanta last October.

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