'Officer Baker' pleads guilty to impersonating police

'Officer Baker' pleads guilty to impersonating police »Play Video
Daniel Scott Alloway

EUGENE, Ore. - A man whose alleged actions sparked an armed SWAT team standoff with an empty apartment last month will serve 2 years probation after pleading guilty to impersonating a police officer.

Daniel Alloway, 39, pleaded guilty to the felony count Thursday morning.

The probation sentence for the Oregon National Guard reservist and Iraq veterans follows state guidelines, according to court officials.

Police said Alloway had worn authentic looking attire closely resembling that worn by EPD and at times Homeland Security Federal Protective Services. He sometimes represented himself as "Officer Dan Baker."

Alloway had affixed a badge and patches to a fleece jacket similar to those worn by EPD officers; he had authentic looking badges; and had a utility belt similar to that issued to officers including a Taser, handgun, pepper spray, radio and handcuffs, police said.

Alloway drove a blue Ford Expedition in which a blue and red emergency light bar was mounted inside the windshield, police said.

He was taken into custody Jan. 26, 2012.

Officers first went to Alloway's apartment in the Whiteaker neighborhood. Two officers thought they heard a gun being loaded behind the locked apartment door, sparking an armed standoff with what proved to be an empty apartment.

Instead, police found Alloway on a Lane Transit District bus.