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Ferrigno among new sheriff’s posse volunteers

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, talks with actor and Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputy Lou Ferrigno prior to a swearing in 56 new members of his Illegal Immigration Posse Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 in Phoenix. Sheriff Joe has sworn in nearly 3,000 posse members since becoming sheriff in 1993. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio, left, talks with actor and Los Angeles Sheriff

Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio on Wednesday swore in 56 members of a new volunteer sheriff’s posse group that includes “The Incredible Hulk” star Lou Ferrigno.

The sheriff says action-film star Steven Seagal and actor Peter Lupus of TV’s “Mission: Impossible” fame also are members of the posse group, though they weren’t sworn in at Wednesday’s ceremony.

The new posse group will specialize in helping deputies crack down on illegal immigration.

The sheriff says the volunteers’ duties will include bringing arrestees to jail and handling demonstrators who interfere with immigration patrols.

Some of the nearly 3,000 people who were already part of Arpaio’s volunteer posse had played a support role in earlier immigration patrols.

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2 comments

  1. Headline should read: “Has-been tapped to feed Sheriff Joke’s addiction to media attention. Subhead: Media falls for ruse again.

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