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‘The Incredible Hulk’ actor to become deputy in New Mexico

January 10, 2020 GMT
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Lou Ferrigno arrives at the world premiere of "Thor: Ragnarok" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Ferrigno, the actor in the CBS television series “The Incredible Hulk,” is slated to become a sheriff's deputy in New Mexico. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, Lou Ferrigno arrives at the world premiere of "Thor: Ragnarok" at the El Capitan Theatre in Los Angeles. Ferrigno, the actor in the CBS television series “The Incredible Hulk,” is slated to become a sheriff's deputy in New Mexico. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

SOCORRO, N.M. (AP) — Lou Ferrigno, the actor in the CBS television series “The Incredible Hulk,” is slated to become a sheriff’s deputy in New Mexico.

Socorro County Sheriff William Armijo is scheduled to deputize Ferrigno next week at a special ceremony.

Officials say Ferrigno will bring decades of law enforcement experience to the department and be instrumental in recruiting for the department and the county.

The 68-year-old Ferrigno has served as a reserve sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles County and a member of the volunteer sheriff posse in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Ferrigno played the Hulk in the 1970s television series.