Ill. man charged with impersonating firefighter during traffic stop

When stopped by police, Guy M. Landmeier, 45, showed a badge for the Rutland-Dundee Township Fire Protection District


The Courier-News, Elgin, Ill.

ELGIN, Ill. — A South Elgin man who allegedly misrepresented himself as a firefighter when pulled over for a traffic offense has been charged with felony impersonation, the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office said.

Guy M. Landmeier, 45, of the first block of South Conway Court, was stopped by Sugar Grove police at about 8:15 a.m. July 8 at Route 56 and Hankes Road, a state’s attorney’s office news release said. While officers questioned him, he pulled out a badge for the Rutland-Dundee Township Fire Protection District and told them he was a firefighter, the release said.

A judge released Guy M. Landmeier on his own recognizance and ordered him to surrender all badges and other items identifying him as a firefighter. (Photo/Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office)
A judge released Guy M. Landmeier on his own recognizance and ordered him to surrender all badges and other items identifying him as a firefighter. (Photo/Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office)

Fire protection district officials told police Landmeier had not been employed there since 2009 and should not be in possession of a badge.

Landmeier was charged with false personation of a firefighter, a class 4 felony, the release said.

Kane County Associate Judge Keith Johnson released Landmeier on his own recognizance and ordered him to surrender all badges and other items identifying him as a firefighter, the release said. His next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 8.

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©2019 The Courier-News (Elgin, Ill.)

 

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