59 year old movie star Steven Seagal sworn in as Hudspeth County Sheriff’s deputy
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Movie star Steven Seagal, who made a career with bone-breaking, barroom-clearing, butt-kicking action movies, is now a deputy with the Hudspeth County [Texas] Sheriff’s Office.
Seagal was sworn in on Monday by Sheriff Arvin West after Seagal contacted West’s office in August about working on the Mexican border in Hudspeth County, sheriff officials said Thursday.
Deputy Chief Seagal is scheduled to start work at the end of the year or early in the new year, said Gary “Rusty” Fleming, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office.
Seagal, 59, is an expert in the martial art of aikido and has starred in numerous movies including “Above the Law,” “Under Siege” and last year’s “Machete,” in which he played a Mexican drug lord.
There’s no doubt the sheriff of Hudspeth County needs help. Why, in 2010, he told ranchers in his county to arm themselves in case of “spillover violence” from Mexico. A year later, one of those ranchers, Joseph Denton, shot a father and son who were scouting the area to buy property. This article doesn’t mention that case though. It does talk about a case from 6 months earlier, when Willie Nelson was caught with marijuana in his tour bus. Willie’s case is still pending, so I guess it’s not surprising that the rancher’s case is still pending too. Although I can’t even find anything about charges being filed. When Sheriff West said, “it’s better to be tried by 12 than carried by six,” I guess part of the benefit is the long delay in getting around to being tried.
Seagal was officially sworn in by Sheriff Arvin, right, West after Seagal contacted West’s office in August about working on the Mexican border in Hudspeth County, sheriff officials said Thursday. (Courtesy Hudspeth County Sheriff’s Office)