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"Incredible Hulk' actor joins sheriff's department

Don't get this incredible deputy sheriff angry. Lou Ferrigno, 54, who played the green-skinned monster on CBS's The Incredible Hulk from 1977-82, was sworn in as a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reserve deputy during a ceremony Monday night.

Ferrigno will serve at least 20 hours a month, help recruit deputies and work with the sheriff's Youth Activities League and the Special Victims Bureau, which assists abused children.

"My father was a police officer with the New York Police Department. I've always had a high respect for officers," Ferrigno said.

Ferrigno has completed training in firearms, first aid and high-speed driving, and was recognized as "an outstanding trainee" by Sheriff Lee Baca. Coroner's report: Actor's death was accidental

Actor Chris Penn died accidentally from an enlarged heart and the effects of a mix of multiple medications, the Los Angeles County coroner's office said.

"There is absolutely no indication that this is anything but an accident," chief coroner investigator Craig Harvey said.

Penn, 40, the younger brother of Sean Penn, was found dead in his Santa Monica condominium Jan. 24. The results of his autopsy and toxicology tests were released Monday.

The primary cause of death was an oversized heart, with the "effects of multiple medication intake," according to coroner's office statement.

"He had several prescriptions, including promethazine with codeine, which featured predominantly in his death," Harvey said.

Times wires

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