Eugene Man Arrested On Charges Of Impersonating An Officer www.privateofficer.com
EUGENE, Ore., Jan 28 2012– A 39-year-old Eugene man, who is a member of the National Guard Reserves, was arrested Thursday on felony charges of impersonating an officer. Police say Daniel Scott Alloway could face other charges.
An investigation has been underway by Eugene Police and the Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Services.
They say Alloway had affixed a badge and patches to a jacket similar to ones worn by officers. He had a utility belt with a Taser, handgun, pepper spray and handcuffs. He has a valid concealed handgun license and access to firearms. He works as a security guard.
Alloway’s Ford Expedition allegedly had a blue and red emergency light bar mounted inside the windshield. There were reports of him activating his emergency lights and presenting himself in an authentic-looking uniform.
Police say the man had portrayed himself as Officer Dan Baker at public events. Apparently he did presentations on what it is like to be a police officer with the Hosea Youth Project as frequently as twice a week for a year
Police are asking anyone who had contact with him to please come forward. The investigation began after a citizen off-handedly asked about “Officer Dan Baker.”