Texas FF arrested after claiming to be fire marshal during bar check

Raymond Gino Estrada, 35, was arrested on a charge of impersonating a public servant and was later released on bail


Daniel Borunda
El Paso Times

EL PASO, Texas — El Paso police conducting a bar check arrested a firefighter who allegedly claimed to be a fire marshal, officials said Monday.

Raymond Gino Estrada, 35, was arrested on a charge of impersonating a public servant, according to a police news release.

Raymond Gino Estrada, 35, was arrested on a charge of impersonating a public servant, according to a police news release.
Raymond Gino Estrada, 35, was arrested on a charge of impersonating a public servant, according to a police news release. (Photo/MCT)

The arrest occurred the night of Nov. 16 at Coconuts Bar, 816 N. Piedras St., as officers with the Metro Unit were conducting noise ordinance readings and occupancy checks at bars in Five Points.

Estrada was at the bar and began telling police that only fire marshals were allowed to do occupancy checks, police said.

Estrada is an El Paso firefighter but allegedly identified himself to police as a fire marshal. Fire marshals are law enforcement officers.

Estrada was booked into the El Paso County Jail on a charge of impersonating a public servant and was released that same day on a $1,000 bond, according to a jail log.

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