Larger-than-life defender of the world, Superman, has always been the ultimate champion of “truth, justice, and the American way” but no one ever expected to see the day when the preeminent protector of the weak and victimized would hang up his iconic red-and-blue leotard. But for Dean Cain, who portrayed the incomparable hero and his alter-ego Clark Kent from 1993 to 1997 in "Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman,” the move is not as odd as it may first seem.
If his mission is to fight crime on the small screen, Superman’s portrayer has found a real-life way to do it. The Hollywood actor has been sworn into the police department of a small town in Idaho.
Cain joins former “Chips” star, Erik Estrada who has served as a reserve officer in St. Anthony, Idaho since 2016.
CBS reports, “Estrada was previously a deputy sheriff in Virginia and a reserve officer in Indiana. The two will work together on Estrada's ‘All About Kids’ task force, which teaches youth how to be safe online.”
In today’s modern times with all the dangers associated with the internet, it seems a fitting role for these two crime-fighting superstars. Cain is proud of the opportunity he has in his new hometown and opened up to The Daily Caller about his exciting new gig.
“Real heroes don't wear capes. Real Superheroes wear uniforms and badges and stethoscopes! Real superheroes are members of our military, law enforcement, and first responders. Pretend Superheroes wear capes!”
He went on to explain what drove him to join the force, “I completely relate to people who will put themselves and their lives on the line to help others who need that help or are unable to help themselves ... There are certain people who react well in life-threatening situations, and our military and our law enforcement and our first responders tend to be those types of folks."
Sounds like St. Anthony’s police force is very lucky to have someone of Dean Cain’s attitude on their squad. And it doesn’t hurt that he has a little ‘experience’ in the crime-fighting world, either!
To find out more about what Dean Cain has been up to the last few years, watch the video, below.