Deputies warn of possible cop impersonator in Walla Walla County

Walla Walla County SUV with lights and sirens
Walla Walla County Sheriff's Office

WALLA WALLA COUNTY, Wash. — Deputies issued a warning on Wednesday about a private SUV that could potentially be impersonating a police officer Walla Walla County.

The Walla Walla County Sheriff’s Office said deputies and state troopers came into contact with a black Ford Explorer equipped with a siren and amber LED lights installed in the grill. It also had a radio that was scanning Walla Walla County’s local law enforcement channel.

“IF A BLACK EXPLORER WITH YELLOW FLASHING LIGHTS ATTEMPTS TO STOP YOU, THIS IS NOT A POLICE OFFICER. PLEASE DO NOT STOP AND CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.

Someone notified law enforcement about the vehicle after seeing it in a parking lot with lights and sirens flashing.

At the time of the contact, the individual operating the vehicle was not found to be in violation of Washington laws that pertain to impersonating a police officer.

“There was a long conversation and stern warning,” the sheriff’s office said.

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