Washington, Jan. 28 ANI | 11 months ago

'Ghostbuster' actor Dan Aykroyd joined the ranks of the Hinds County Sheriff Department's reserve unit on Friday.

According to the Clarion-Ledger, the 61-year-old-star approached the department after spending time in the Magnolia State while filming 'Get on Up' - a James Brown biopic in Aykroyd plays the late singer's manager, Ben Bart.

Aykroyd said at the swearing-in ceremony that it was an honor to join the ranks, and that he understood the challenges that law enforcement face in today's world.

He also received a badge and uniform before heading back to the movie set, People magazine reported.

Aykroyd has previously served two law enforcement agencies in Louisiana for almost 16 years.

(Posted on 28-01-2014)

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