Possible Law Enforcement Impersonator Investigated on Hwy 412 West

Photo courtesy Greene County Sheriff's Department

GREENE COUNTY – The Greene County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a report of an individual impersonating a deputy sheriff after an out-of-town motorist was reportedly pulled over by a suspicious figure on Hwy 412 West, near the Light community.

The motorist told authorities that a man driving a black Dodge Charger stopped him on the highway. The man claimed to be a deputy sheriff with the Greene County Sheriff’s Office. When the motorist asked the alleged officer for identification and to speak to a supervisor, the man refused. Instead, he returned to his vehicle and sped off.

The suspect is described as a white male in his late 20s to early 30s, standing approximately 6 feet tall with brown hair. At the time of the incident, he was reportedly wearing khaki pants, a black t-shirt tucked into a black belt, and black sunglasses.

As for the vehicle, it’s described as a newer model Dodge Charger, black in color, with blue lights situated on the windshield near the dash. The Sheriff’s Office clarified that they neither own nor have ever used black Dodge Chargers for patrol or enforcement.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office commended the motorist for his vigilance. They emphasize the importance of asking for identification when in doubt and taking note of as many details as possible in such situations.

Residents are urged to activate emergency flashers, slow down, and dial 911 if they believe they’re being stopped by someone impersonating a law enforcement officer. Dispatchers can usually confirm whether a stop is legitimate.

The sheriff ended with a stern message: “As law enforcement officers, our duty is to protect and serve. Impersonating a law enforcement officer for ill-intent is an act we deeply condemn. Always trust your instincts and call 911 if something doesn’t feel right during a traffic stop.”

The investigation is ongoing, and residents are encouraged to report any similar incidents or share information that might help authorities in identifying the suspect.

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