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Officer impersonator avoids jail time

Posted: 10:23 AM, Nov 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-29 17:26:33Z
Bryan Watmore mugshot

TUCSON, Ariz. - A man who admitted to impersonating a police officer avoided jail time.

In a Thursday hearing, a Pima County Superior Court judge sentenced Bryan Watmore to three years probation and 300 hours of community service for impersonating a peace officer, solicitation of pssession of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pima County Sheriff's deputies arrested Watmore in August.

An off-duty U.S Border Patrol agent said a car came up behind him at Tanque Verde last Saturday with red and blue lights on.

The agent says the car then pulled in front of him and the driver flashed a badge he had hanging from his neck on a chain.

The agent started taking pictures of the man who then drove away.

Sheriff's deputies located the vehicle Thursday morning and they say Watmore admitted to having the car LED lights and a security officer badge.