Shaq sworn in as Clayton County sheriff's deputy

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There's a new deputy in town! Shaquille O'Neal was recently sworn in as a sheriff's deputy in Clayton County.

Sheriff Victor Hill shared several pictures on Facebook Saturday, calling Shaq the tallest deputy in the history of the Clayton County Sheriff's Office. 

The photos show Sheriff Hill shaking hands with Shaq and the two smiling as the former NBA player holds up a badge. 

"Welcome to the crime fighting family Shaq!!" Sheriff Hill said. 

The sheriff's post is creating quite a buzz online. It has been shared nearly 3,000 times.