A man in full police uniform and armed with a service revolver directing traffic at the construction site at 19th and Madison was arrested Tuesday morning by Seattle Police for impersonating a police officer:
A former Neah Bay, WA police officer was arrested near the edge of Capitol Hill Tuesday morning after Seattle police found the man in full cop uniform, with a gun on his hip, directing traffic near a construction site.
Police records say a former co-worker of the 45-year-old man called SPD and reported the man was doing traffic control at 19th Ave. and E. Madison St, even though is is not a “currently commissioned” officer in Washington. Records say the man who called police employed the 45-year-old man in Neah Bay—on the northwestern tip of the state—until September 23, 2011.
The Seattle PI reports that the man “got a contract to work for a company about a week ago because they needed a uniformed officer to work at the site.”
The man was working at the 1818 E Madison mixed-use apartment project construction site.