NM fire chief charged with impersonating cop

FireRescue1 Staff

LOS LUNAS, N.M. — Valencia County Fire Chief Stephen Gonzales has been charged for impersonating an officer after conducting an authorized traffic stop last month.

Gonzales is facing a misdemeanor charge of impersonating an officer and false imprisonment, a fourth degree felony.

He is expected to appear in court, reported KRQUE.

Apart from his latest incident, Gonzales came under fire for posting racy photos during a trip to a fire industry tradeshow in April.

Gonzales remains on paid leave.

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