UPDATE: 'Officer Impersonator' Turns Out To Be OHP Trooper

  • 11/7/2018 1:51:20 PM
  • Sartaj Singh
  • Local News

KNOX COUNTY, OH - The Knox County Sheriff's Office has concluded their investigation into reports of a police impersonator.

On Tuesday, a citizen was reportedly stopped by an individual that they believed was impersonating a law enforcement officer. After reporting the incident to the Knox County Sheriff's Office, officers began investigating the claims and trying to verify the identity of the mystery man.

As the investigation revealed, the suspicious person turned out to in fact be an Ohio State Highway Patrol officer. The Knox County Sheriff's Office forwarded the report's findings to the Ohio State Highway Patrol headquarters, and issued a statement about the incident, saying that there is no danger to the public.

If citizens are unsure about an officer's identify, they may call the dispatch center to verify if there is an officer in their area, or request to see the officer's identification.

The original story that accompanied this post has been retained in full below. Information may no longer be accurate or up-to-date.




The Knox County Sheriffs Office are seeking information on an individual that is impersonating a law enforcement officer. 

An incident occurred on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at approximately 5:00 PM when a newspaper delivery person was stopped by someone impersonating a law enforcement officer. 

The stop occurred in the area of Apple Valley Drive and Northern Spy Drive. The newspaper delivery person stated that the vehicle was a large black SUV with tinted windows equipped with a blue dash light and siren. 

No markings were present on the SUV. 

The individual impersonating an officer stated that they stopped the delivery person for speeding. 

The suspect is described as a white male around 5'7" tall, weighs 160 pounds, with short black hair. The suspect was wearing a black jacket with a patch on the front that said highway patrol.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office states that the patch was not an official Ohio State Highway Patrol Patch. 

Anyone with information on the vehicle or who may have had a similar experience is asked to contact 740-397-3333 extension 1. 


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