JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis has a new reserve deputy: actor Dan Aykroyd.
In a Friday afternoon ceremony, Lewis swore in Aykroyd as the newest addition to his department’s reserve squad.
Lewis said Aykroyd submitted a letter of request to join the reserve unit.
Aykroyd is in Mississippi as part of the cast of “Get On Up,” a movie about soul singer James Brown.
The Clarion-Ledger reports (http://on.thec-l.com/1l9YpEV ) that Aykroyd said being a part of the department roster will give him a reason to come back to Mississippi.
He also said he wants to work to bring more attention to the needs of law enforcement agencies.