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Aykroyd is now a Miss. reserve deputy

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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.
    
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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