Friday, December 09, 2005

Shaq Sworn as Miami Reserve Cop

Talk about giving back to the community:

Shaquille O'Neal was sworn in as a reserve police officer Thursday, with the Miami Heat center choosing to skip a public event in favor of a quiet, no-frills ceremony.

"Officer O'Neal is very considerate toward the other officers, and he was afraid if he was there he would have taken away from that moment for other officers," department spokesman Robert Hernandez said. "This is a very special time for them and their families."

O'Neal has said he is most interested in working with the special victims detective unit to help stop crimes against children.

"He made it clear when he decided to come to Miami Beach that he didn't want to just be a poster boy for photo ops, he wanted to get down and dirty and do the job," Hernandez said. "He's here to conduct investigations and to make arrests."

A lot of professional athletes should be taking notes.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever. Not so low-profile, was it? I mean, you heard about it, after all. So it wasn't, like, a HUGE secret.

I'm just saying. I bet he did it for his PR, and not because he cares about being a gigantic crime fighter or something.

-Lady E

11:57 PM  

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