The original Incredible Hulk, Lou Ferrigno, can tack another distinction to his impressive resume. On August 21st, 2016 the actor was made an honorary Rosemont, IL public safety officer at a ceremony held during Wizard World Chicago Comic-Con. Ferrigno is also reserve sheriff’s deputy in Los Angeles County and San Luis Obispo County.
WHO: Wizard World, Inc., and the Rosemont Public Safety Department swore in Lou Ferrigno (the one and only Hulk) as an honorary Public Safety Officer in an official ceremony on Sunday, August 21 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
Wizard World President and CEO John Maatta and Executive Vice President and COO Randy Malinoff joined Chief Don Stephens, Head of the Rosemont Public Safety Department, as they declared Ferrigo an honorary Public Safety Officer. Ferrigno has spent over 12 years as a Deputy Sheriff with the Los Angeles Sheriff Department and the San Luis Obispo Sheriff Department, and is also a Reserve Deputy for the Delaware County Sheriff Department in Delaware, OH.
Chief Stephens detailed Ferrigno’s longtime support of the police force, noting how both of he and Ferrigno’s fathers were also policemen. After the official swearing in ceremony, Ferrigno received his own badge and spoke about the important community impact of the Rosemont Public Safety Department.
WHAT: Wizard World, Inc. and the Rosemont Public Safety Department honored Lou Ferrigno as a Honorary Public Safety Officer Sunday, August 21.
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The Rosemont Public Safety Department strives to enhance the quality of life for all citizens by building on tradition and working toward excellence to set the standards for public safety. The mandate is to do this with honor, pride, and integrity, at all times conducting themselves with the highest ethical standards to maintain the public’s trust, confidence and respect.
About Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD)
Wizard World, Inc. produces comic, gaming and pop culture conventions across North America that celebrate the best in pop-fi, pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, graphic novels, toys, video gaming, sci-fi, gaming, original art, collectibles, contests and more. A first-class lineup of topical programming takes place at each event, with celebrity Q&A’s, comics-themed sessions, costume contests, movie screenings, evening parties and more. Wizard World has also launched the new music concert series, the Wizard World Store, CONtv, a digital media channel in partnership with leading independent content distributor Cinedigm™ (NASDAQ: CIDM), and ComicConBox™, a premium subscription-based monthly box service. Fans can interact with Wizard World on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and other social media services. Wizard World 2016 schedule available at: www.wizardworld.com/wizcon.html