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Three Cases Of Cop Impersonation In Wichita Area


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March 20, 2013

Kyle Russell was doing tile work in a home in north Wichita when he answered the door to a man he believed was with the Wichita Police Department.

"At first impression it looked like a policeman, he had a badge on," said Russell.

He said he didn't see a police car, but thought the man may have parked around the corner.

"He said he was just checking," said Russell. "You had an alarm go off in the family room."

Russell says the man, who was also wearing a black bullet proof vest and a radio then suddenly said good-bye and left walking from the house.
"When in doubt, ask for an identification.We always carry identification, and that's harder for someone to get," said Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. David Mattingly.

Sedgwick County had its own impostor Tuesday morning who followed a man to work. The witness said he was wearing a star type badge and claimed the man he was following was speeding.

These are the different types of uniforms sheriff's officers will wear, and they will always have a badge and identification. Mattingly also says even their unmarked cars will have lots of lights and sirens which clearly mean they are law enforcement.


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