Seagal Sworn In As A Border Cop In Texas

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October 14, 2011 | 7:00pm EST

Movie action man Steven Seagal has been sworn in as a Texas border cop.
The Under Siege star, 59, has been a fully commissioned deputy with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in Louisiana for 20 years, and now he has transferred to fight border crime.

Sheriff Arvin West has confirmed the news, telling the San Antonio Express, “It became very clear to me that Mr. Seagal is not in this for the celebrity or the publicity. He’s like the rest of us that live down here; he has a sincere passion for his country and he wants to do more to help.”

Seagal will reportedly begin his post in early 2012.