Talk about adding some power to the force.
One of the most famous lines from the movie The Avengers is when Tony Stark utters to the villain, “We have a Hulk”, and now it looks like the Socorro County Sheriff’s Department in New Mexico can say the same exact thing.
Sheriff William Armijo announced that they would be deputizing famous actor and bodybuilder Lou Ferrigno, who played the iconic role of the Incredible Hulk throughout the 1970’s and 1980’s.
Officials from within the department stated that the actor will bring decades of law enforcement experience with him and will play a vital role in recruiting for the department.
According to USA Today, Ferrigno’s New Mexico venture isn’t all that surprising.
The 68-year-old had previously served as a reserve sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles County. In the neighboring state of Arizona, Ferrigno was sworn in as a sheriff’s posse member in Maricopa County in 2010. Then- Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Ferrigno was one of 56 volunteers to join the armed immigration posse.
During his time in Arizona, Ferrigno worked alongside sheriff’s deputies in operations targeting smugglers and businesses suspected of employing illegal immigrants.
Not long after his efforts in Arizona, Ferrigno was also sworn in as a special deputy for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department in Ohio in September of 2013. While collaborating with the agency, his role was to promote health and wellness with the deputies serving with the sheriff’s department.
Back in 2015, Ferrigno was also sworn in as an honorary police officer in Texas. Members from the Irving Police Department presented the Incredible Hulk star with a painting of the character, which he posed for a photo while holding.
While at the event where he was sworn in, he met with children who attended and described his interactions with them:
“I talked before about bullying, staying away from drugs, respect police officers – don’t be afraid – be yourself. Wonderful police department. More than just police officers, they care about community – community and trust.”
Clearly the actor has an affinity for police officers and first responders. His support for law enforcement likely stems from the fact that his father, Matt Ferrigno, was a police lieutenant with the NYPD before he retired from the force in 1983 when he was 58 years old. While Ferrigno’s father passed away in 2003 from cancer, it seems that Ferrigno wants to carry on the law enforcement legacy.
The Manchester Police Department in Missouri also swore in Ferrigno as an honorary police officer in August of 2019. Despite having engagements scheduled at the Wizard World Comic Con that week, he managed to stop by the Justice Center in St. Louis where he was sworn in by Chief Will.
The ripped actor didn’t stop there either, as he was also inducted into the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department as an honorary officer back in October of 2019.
During the proceedings, Ferrigno explained why he was motivated to be sworn in:
“I want to show my support because it’s not easy being an officer.”
There’s something remarkable that happens when people grow up in an environment where police officers are humanized, like Ferrigno did with his father being a cop.
They understand that they’re heroes that often get underappreciated, that they’re important members of their community. Hollywood elitists could learn a thing or two by the former Incredible Hulk, where messages of positivity about our men and women who don the blue uniform are far more commendable than trying to broad-brush and tarnish police as being evil.
We here at Law Enforcement Today extend our gratitude toward the amazing Ferrigno, who is working to inspire positive mindsets regarding police and the work they do every day.
It’s nice to see some support for cops from Hollywood actors, as it’s usually the other way around.
The following comes from retired officer Leah Anaya the night following the famed Golden Globes ceremony.
Photojournalist Allen J. Schaben captured many different kinds of pictures at the Golden Globe Awards last night.
To be clear, I couldn’t care less about the awards, or at least I couldn’t until Ricky Gervais ripped the hypocritic, outspoken Hollywood elitists a new one.
Seriously, if you haven’t seen his monologue, do yourself a favor and watch it. It was the only thing that was golden about those ceremonies.
My favorite photo that I’ve seen from the event is a photo of the infamous red carpet. Strutting down the runway with thousands of onlookers hoping to catch a glimpse of who is wearing what dress is a group of people you would not expect. They’re not actors, nor musicians or comedians.
One has a police dog with him. Two are in full SWAT gear, armed with rifles.
— Allen J. Schaben (@alschaben) January 10, 2016
Wait a minute. I thought Hollywood was anti-gun? I thought they viewed police as oppressive and militant?
Interesting that it’s not okay for the average joe citizen to carry a firearm for their own protection, but celebrities want the full gamut when it comes to theirs.
There’s that Hollywood hypocrisy we all know and love.
While they had snipers on roofs, security checks, armored cars, and bomb sniffing dogs walking around, they were also pushing a climate change agenda.
The Golden Globes are put on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, whose president, Lorenzo Soria, said regarding the fully vegan meal served at the awards ceremony, “The climate crisis is surrounding us and we were thinking about the new year and the new decade. So we started talking between us about what we can do to send a signal. We don’t think we’ll change the world with one meal, but we decided to take small steps to bring awareness. The food we eat, the way it is processed and grown and disposed of, all of that contributes to the climate crisis.”
You sent us a signal, alright, just probably not the one you were attempting to send.
Joaquin Phoenix took to Instagram and, on his sister Rain’s account, said, “By acknowledging animal agriculture’s role in the degradation of our planet and boldly taking measures to do its part to reduce harm, the HFPA has shown great leadership. Thank you, Mr. Soria, the brilliant chefs, and everyone working so hard to confront the environmental perils we face by supporting a plant-based 77th Golden Globes celebration.”
Here is what was served to millionaire celebrities: Plant-based meal, including chilled golden beet soup with locally grown chervil and amaranth, a main course of king oyster mushrooms cooked and presented to resemble scallops, with wild-mushroom risotto (parmesan free, of course), roasted baby purple and green brussels sprouts, globe carrots and pea tendrils. The vegan dessert is a take on an opera cake, prepared by Beverly Hilton Hotel’s executive chef Matthew Morgan.
PETA tweeted its praise for HFPA and the golden globe celebrities.
While the #GoldenGlobes celebrate what's ON screen, animals celebrate being OFF the awards show's menu!
— PETA (@peta) January 2, 2020
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Ricky Gervais also had thoughts on this “progressive” menu.
“”I think it is a good idea that 800 people are trying to save the planet and arriving all in separate limos to have some veg,” he told Access Hollywood.
Although the entitled celebs didn’t listen, Ricky also asked them to not give political rants if they won awards.
He said, “So if you do win an award tonight, please don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech. You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. So if you win, come up, accept your little award, thank your agent and your God and f–k off.”
If only they had listened to you, Ricky.
Michelle Williams had much to say during her acceptance speech all about how she’s grateful to be able to have abortions when she doesn’t feel like having kids, and also about how women need to vote for their own self-interest, like men have been doing for years.
Last I checked, women have had the right to vote for 100 years, so I’m not sure why she was so close to tears with her whiny little voice on stage about it. Other celebs ate that crap up, and multiple women in the audience had to wipe tears from their eyes.
Russell Crow also preached via proxy Jennifer Aniston about climate control. His most memorable statement:
“Make no mistake. The tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate-changed based.”
No idiot. It’s 150 people-committing-arson based.
“We need to act based on science,” he said.
How about the science of putting criminals in jail, and, wait for it…keeping them there?
Taylor Swift came into the #GoldenGlobes through a back door with Joe Alwyn. Then she and a handful of security guards, as well as a man carrying her dress train, split off separately and went to the bar. They immediately exited through another side door. pic.twitter.com/5aHw16kVDZ
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) January 6, 2020
Okay. Back to guns.
Beverly Hill Police Department Capt. Michael Hill told reporters prior to the event, “We have a robust security plan that includes assistance from our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners. Additionally, we will be using the most contemporary technologies in an attempt to ensure the ceremony is held without incident.”
Part of that “contemporary technology” the captain referred to was indeed high-powered rifles. The very same ones that liberals (including a vast majority of the Golden Globe attendees) want banned.
Good guys with guns. Protecting people who don’t believe guns have a place in our society.
The Golden Globes were last night and per usual, Hollywood was protected by good guys with guns. The protection was similar to last years and likely included barricades, bomb-sniffing dogs, armed guards, LAPD officers, and numerous security checkpoints. https://t.co/0kD3GnxtMs
— NRA (@NRA) January 6, 2020
I can’t 100 percent confirm this, because I can’t possibly stomach watching such a worthless waste of time like the GG’s (minus Ricky’s rants, of course), but I haven’t heard of even one of those stuck-up celebs thanking police for keeping them safe last night. Or any other night for that matter.
So, keep on preaching how horrible police are, how dangerous guns are, and how racist and oppressive it is to hold criminals accountable for their actions and putting them in jail.
We’ll just be over here protecting you and your rights to say such mindless, ignorant garbage.
I know you’re not grateful but I’ll say it anyway: You’re welcome.
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