Shaquille O’Neal named honorary special deputy with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office

NBA analyst and former player Shaquille O'Neal speaks before the game between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics during game two of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center
NBA analyst and former player Shaquille O'Neal speaks before the game between the Golden State Warriors and the Boston Celtics during game two of the 2022 NBA Finals at Chase Center Photo credit Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Be careful if you ever break the law in Fort Bend County, TX, because you just might end up facing Sheriff Shaquille O’Neal!

Yes, THAT Shaquille O’Neal!  And ok, Shaq may not have the ability to place you under arrest or anything, but the NBA Hall of Famer was just deemed an honorary special deputy with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office, complete with badge and all.

Sheriff Eric Fagan said Shaq was honored with the badge for “his support of law enforcement agencies across the nation.”

Fagan told KHOU, “He's really tall but his heart is even bigger.  He does a lot of things people don't know about, so it's a great honor to present him with a badge of Fort Bend County showing that he supports not only our county, not only the state of Texas, but the U.S.A."

Shaq said he was “very appreciative of the honor,” and promised Sheriff  Fagan he would not speed through his county.

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