The Associated Press
OAK HARBOR — Police in Washington state have arrested a funeral-home worker they say pretended to be a retired officer for two decades and recently intervened in fight.
Oak Harbor Police Chief Edgar Green says authorities became aware of Jim Bailey in August after the fight between a couple in a car.
Green says the 69-year-old Bailey identified himself as a retired cop and told a witness to call 911.
KOMO reported this week that Bailey’s attorney says the situation is a misunderstanding and Bailey is a good Samaritan who tried to help.
Impersonating a police officer is a gross misdemeanor in Washington state.