Katy Police arrest man for impersonating a police officer

By George Slaughter, News Editor
Posted 1/28/22

Katy Police have arrested and charged a Houston man with impersonating a public servant, in this case a police officer.

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Katy Police arrest man for impersonating a police officer

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Katy Police have arrested and charged a Houston man with impersonating a public servant, in this case a police officer.

On Jan. 22, a Katy Police Department patrol officer saw what appeared to be an unmarked police vehicle on a traffic stop with a motorist pulled over in the 1700 block of Katyland Drive.

Upon further investigation, the officer recognized the vehicle had no official markings but was equipped with red and blue emergency lights. Daniel Caldwell Long, 35, had pulled over a female motorist, but was not wearing a police uniform.

The officer saw a badge hanging from Long’s his neck. Long told the officer he worked for the Harris County Sheriff’s Office and gave a fake badge number. The officer immediately knew she was dealing with a police impersonator and handcuffed Long.

Long was found to be in possession of a semi-automatic pistol along with a private investigator’s badge. He was arrested and charged with impersonating a public servant without incident.

The unsuspecting motorist told officers the impersonator told her she was being pulled over for a minor traffic infraction. She told officers she was not harmed during the incident.