Post by Steam McQueen on Jan 25, 2014 20:49:10 GMT -5
In a Friday afternoon ceremony, Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis swore in actor Dan Aykroyd as the newest addition to his department’s reserve squad. Lewis said Aykroyd submitted a letter of request to join the reserve unit, and he saw it as a great opportunity for his department. Aykroyd was given a badge by Chief Deputy Chris Picou and a uniform by Deputy Chief Ron Sampson. Before he went back to the set of “Get On Up,” a movie currently filming in the area about singer James Brown, Aykroyd had his photo taken for his Sheriff’s Department ID.
Post by Steam McQueen on May 3, 2017 19:08:36 GMT -5
Who are you going to call for new SWAT gear? Dan Aykroyd.
Five Pearl Police Department officers will be more equipped to go into situations that could involve gunfire after a cooperative gift from Aykroyd's BlueLine Foundation. A donation of five helmets and five trauma plates that was made to the department arrived earlier this month. Pearl Police Department spokesman Brian McGairty said Pearl and Rankin County's SWAT teams used to work closely with Hinds County under the Tyrone Lewis administration, when Aykroyd was made an honorary Hinds County deputy in 2014. Pearl Police Lt. John Johnson talked to former Hinds County Deputy Ramous Austin, who had formed a close friendship with Aykroyd during the filming of "Get on Up," about the possibility of funding through Aykroyd's foundation. The foundation helps provide resources to small police departments. Aykroyd is the national spokesman for the foundation, along with James Belushi.
The Mission of BlueLine Foundation is to Assist small Police Departments throughout the United States where local chapters are established. Support includes training and equipping police departments serving populations of less than 20,000 citizens.