Aykroyd is now a Miss. reserve deputy

Comedian, singer and actor Dan Aykroyd, center, is sworn in as a reserve deputy of the Hinds County Mississippi Sheriff's Department by Sheriff Tyrone Lewis, left, during a ceremony at department headquarters in Jackson, Miss., on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Standing at right is Hinds County Chief Deputy Chris Picou. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis)
Comedian, singer and actor Dan Aykroyd, center, is sworn in as a reserve deputy of the Hinds County Mississippi Sheriff's Department by Sheriff Tyrone Lewis, left, during a ceremony at department headquarters in Jackson, Miss., on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014. Standing at right is Hinds County Chief Deputy Chris Picou. (AP Photo/The Clarion-Ledger, Joe Ellis)

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.

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