'Deputy Shaq' comforts family involved in Broward County car crash

Posted at 9:50 AM, Nov 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-23 12:37:22-05

He is known by many nicknames, such as "Big Aristotle," "Superman," "Diesel," or simply by "Shaq," but retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal has a new one: "Deputy Shaq."

While "Deputy Shaq," who was recently named an auxiliary deputy with the Broward Sheriff's Office, was on his way Thursday to hand out Thanksgiving meals with Sheriff Scott Israel, they witnessed a car wreck, Broward County said in a Facebook post.

While deputies handled the crash scene, Shaq sprang into action and comforted the children who were involved in the wreck.

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