EUGENE, Ore. - Daniel Scott Alloway volunteered at Hosea Youth Service.
On that much, police and a manager at the non-profit organization serving homeless youth agree.
What Alloway did while volunteering there may be in question.
Alloway faces more than two dozen counts of impersonating a police officer. He was taken into custody on Thursday.
"Police also have reports that he represented himself to Hosea Youth Project during presentations that may have been as frequent at twice per week over the course of a year," police said in a press release issued Thursday about the investigation. "He portrayed himself as Officer Dan Baker and talked about what it is like to be a police officer."
Mike Langley, one of the manager at Hosea Youth Services, told KVAL News that he does not remember Alloway ever presenting himself as a police officer. Langley said Alloway did general volunteer work, from doing dishes to playing pool with kids to folding laundry.
Langley does not recall ever seeing Alloway wear a badge but said he wore uniform-like clothing. He called Alloway a wonderful, soft-spoken man.
But Lt. Scott McKee said police have "compelling evidence" that Alloway held himself out as a police officer at Hosea Youth Services and at other times. Police seized realistic-looking badges, uniforms and equipment from Alloway.
The man also had a police-style light bar mounted inside his SUV, police said.
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