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Officer Shaq sworn in as reserve police officer

Updated: December 9, 2005, 1:40 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- Look out criminals, Officer Shaq is on the beat.

The Miami Heat's Shaquille O'Neal was sworn in as a reserve police officer Thursday in a private ceremony.

The 7-foot-1 superstar skipped the department's public event earlier in the day to avoid the media attention, opting instead for a quiet, no-frills ceremony.

"Officer O'Neal is very considerate toward the other officers, and he was afraid if he was there he would have taken away from that ...

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