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Portland State University football player pleads guilty to impersonating police officer

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Troy Bacon pleaded guilty on June 13 to the charge of criminal impersonation of an officer.

PORTLAND, Ore. (KPTV) — A Portland State University football player pleaded guilty after he impersonated a police officer to confront a woman on a Tigard road.

Troy Bacon pleaded guilty on June 13 to the charge of criminal impersonation of an officer.

On March 22, a Sherwood Police Department officer witnessed a white Dodge Charger parked in the road blocking a Honda Accord on Southwest Pacific Highway at Southwest Greensburg Road.

The officer saw a man yelling at the driver of the Honda, Emmaleen Giese of Hillsboro. Investigators said the officer stopped to ask if everything was OK, and the man replied that he was an off-duty officer and displayed a badge.

Police said Bacon told the officer he stopped the woman in the car for speeding and reckless driving. The officer reported that the suspect made reference to working part-time with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office and his badge showed the title of “Junior Probation Officer.”

Bacon was eventually arrested and taken to Washington County Jail. He was later released.

Bacon is a sophomore football player at PSU. A spokesman for PSU said they will await the outcome of the trial before taking any action. Sentencing is set for June 22.