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UPDATE: Man thought to be police impersonator identified

     Press Release Cherokee County Sheriff's Office - Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division has identified the person who was originally said to be a police impersonator.  The male works as a certified peace officer for the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office.  He was working in an off duty capacity, as a peace officer, inside of Cherokee County when he initiated the traffic stop. 

         While we appreciate all of our adjoining and sister law enforcement agencies not only here in metro Atlanta but throughout the state and nation we would always prefer that an officer from outside our jurisdiction request assistance from us prior to initiating law enforcement action within Cherokee County.  If it cannot be done prior to the law enforcement action then notify us immediately upon completion of that action.  We work very hard to cultivate the relationship we have with our citizens and would not want that jeopardized by the actions of an outside agency.

 

 

Original Report

 

     Cherokee County, Ga. December 11, 2017. Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to a report of a police impersonator on Sunday, December 10, 2017 at approximately 7:25pm.  The female victim stated she was traveling northbound on I-575 between exits 14 and 16 when she came into contact with a vehicle described as a dark grey Dodge Ram truck with only two doors possible model year of 2000 or newer.  She said the truck initially passed her and then slowed down and got behind her vehicle.  The victim then noticed flashing blue lights coming from the truck and subsequently pulled over to the side of the road.  The driver of the truck made contact with her stating that he had pulled her over for impeding the flow of traffic.  The victim described the suspect as a white male 30-35 years of age, 5’10”-6’00”, 180-200lbs, brown colored hair crew cut style, brown eyes and wearing dark colored fatigue style pants with a black t-shirt with a “Punisher” emblem on the front.  The victim stated he was wearing a badge described as a star style with a circle around it, advising her he worked for the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office.  After a brief discussion, the victim was allowed to leave.

      Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division is conducting the investigation in this case and we are asking the public for their assistance if they noticed this traffic stop or saw anything suspicious on Sunday evening around 7pm.  Please call our Criminal Investigations Division at

770-928-0239 or 911 if you have any information.