Sequim police arrest man impersonating a police officer

Sean Earl GormleySEQUIM, Wash. — Sequim Police have arrested a man they believe was impersonating a police officer Friday night in Sequim, Wash..

Sequim Police Department Sgt. Don Reidel reported that an anonymous tip on Friday lead police to the suspect, who was staying at a motel in Sequim.

Reidel said the suspect previously entered a local thrift shop where the employee asked the suspect if he was a police officer.  The suspect reportedly replied that he was with OPNET, a multi-agency drug investigation team.

The suspect is not a member of the OPNET team, police said,  and took him into into custody without incident at the motel. The man has been booked into the Clallam County Jail and for criminal impersonation, a gross misdemeanor.

4 comments

  • MichaelT

    When I was a young boy, I would often claim to be a police officer…. I'm so glad that I never got caught because 'ignorance is no excuse'!
    I wonder if Gormley did anything else that might have gotten him in trouble.

  • Bo Cawkee

    It's legal to say you are a police officer but you just can't use it and an attempt to detain,search, or otherwise interfere with people's civil rights.. He said it to get pussy. The faggity Sequim cops were bored.

  • Duke

    This story is vague at best. Why did the shop owner even ask him that? Was he armed with a badge or was he activly trying to use fake credentials to obtain something? I am not sure there is much of a case if this is all that occured. His defense could simply be that he was being a smart ass for such a stupid question. This is why I think there is more to the story.

  • Bo Cawkee

    I know what happened but they censored my comment because it made Fox look bad. This story is wayyyy overblown. She asked him, he lied. He didn't try to use it.

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