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Report of 'Safer at Home' officer impersonator turned out to be false

Posted: 10:19 AM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-30 17:50:23-04
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UPDATE: March 30 -- The Brown County Sheriff's Office said this report has turned out to be false. Officers are no longer looking for a suspect or vehicle involved.

This marks the second report of an officer impersonator that turned out to be untrue.

The Sheriff's Office said officers are still not conducting traffic stops for “Safer at Home” proof.

If you feel you are being stopped for that reason or any other suspicious “pulled over” type event that don’t feel proper, the Sheriff's Office said you can always:

  1. Proceed to a safe well-lit location slowly and in control
  2. Comply and keep your hands visible
  3. Call 911 to confirm dispatch has an officer at your location making that stop.

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PREVIOUS REPORT:

BROWN COUNTY (NBC 26) -- The Brown County Sheriff's Office is searching for a man suspected of impersonating an officer and pulling over a driver to "check" their compliance with the Governor's "Safer at Home" order.

The Sheriff's Office said it will not be conducting traffic stops for Safer at Home compliance checks.

The suspected officer impersonator is described as a white man in his 30s, with a short brown beard. He was wearing a green uniform and black ball cap with no insignia. He had a name plate reading BENJAMIN.

The suspect also reportedly had a mic clipped to the front of his shirt and a clip light on his ball cap. He was driving a dark blue or black Chevy Impala with no markings. The Sheriff's Office said the vehicle did have red and blue lights along the windshield.

This incident happened in the southern part of Brown County. Anyone who has information on this case is asked to call the non-emergency number 920-391-7450 or Crime Stoppers at 920-432-STOP.