Deputy Diesel!? Shaq receives special honor from Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office

‘I promise I won’t speed through your county,’ Shaq jokingly said while being presented with his badge of honor.

FORT BEND COUNTY, Texas – Mr. Shaq Diesel himself is making a mark in the Greater Houston area.

Earlier this week, Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan presented Shaq with an honorary “special deputy” badge to recognize his continued support of law enforcement agencies in the community.

Fagan said Shaq has selflessly given to numerous associations to support Texas police officers in particular.

“If you guys ever need anything, you know where I’m at. From the kids to the schools to the troops. I’m always there,” Shaq said. “[I] appreciate you, sheriff, and I promise I won’t speed through your county.”

Shaq also recently opened his ‘Big Chicken’ restaurant in Richmond and in west Houston. The sheriff’s office credits the locations with helping to further Fort Bend County’s economic growth.

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Moriah Ballard joined the KPRC 2 digital team in the fall of 2021. Prior to becoming a digital content producer in Southeast Texas and a Houstonian, Moriah was an award-winning radio host in her hometown of Lorain, Ohio and previously worked as a producer/content creator in Cleveland. Her faith, family, and community are her top passions.