The Iron County Sheriff’s Office issued a statement on Wednesday asking for information leading to the arrest of a person or people who are sending out calls over the police radio, pretending to be a deputy or police officer and claiming they’ve been shot.
Iron County Sheriff Roger Medley said the latest incident happened about 10 a.m. on Wednesday resulting in law enforcement’s time wasted while investigating the false call. Medley said several similar incidents have happened over the last 10 days.
The statement goes on to say that in addition to the Iron County Sheriff’s Office, surrounding state, county and municipal law enforcement agencies are taking the false calls very seriously. The memo states that the search for the offender or offenders will not cease until they’re apprehended to face several felony charges.
Anyone with information about the bogus calls can contact the Iron County Sheriff’s Office at 573-546-7051 or the anonymous hotline at firstname.lastname@example.org.