Hulk Star Becomes Reserve Deputy

Lou Ferrigno, 54, who played the green-skinned monster on the CBS TV show The Incredible Hulk from 1977 to 1982, was sworn in as a county sheriff’s department reserve deputy during a ceremony Monday night in Los Angeles.

“My father was a police officer with the New York Police Department; I’ve always had a high respect for officers,” Ferrigno told The Associated Press. “I want to give back to the community, and I want to work with young kids, help them get off drugs.”

Ferrigno began training to become a reserve deputy last September after passing a background check. He completed training in firearms, first aid, and high speed driving techniques and was recognized as “an outstanding trainee” by Sheriff Lee Baca.

Ferrigno will serve at least 20 hours a month, help recruit new deputies and work with the sheriff’s Youth Activities League and the Special Victims Bureau, which assists abused children.

Source: The Associated Press