Mississippi men accused of impersonating police in Kentucky

Published 9:28 pm Thursday, September 24, 2020

Kentucky State Police arrested two Mississippi man after they allegedly tried to pretend they were law enforcement officers to avoid being ticketed.

Kentucky State Police said a trooper stopped a 2019 Mercedes Benz Tuesday night driven by Terry Franklin, 43, of Brooksville, Mississippi.

The trooper said Franklin displayed a badge from Noxubee County, Mississippi, and asked for “professional courtesy.

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The badge actually belonged to Franklin’s brother, Eddie Franklin, 50, of Macon, who was a passenger in the front seat.

Kentucky State Police contacted the Noxubee County Sheriff’s Office and discovered that Eddie Franklin had been a sheriff’s deputy but was no longer an employee and that he did not turn in the badge when he left.

Both men have been charged with impersonating a peace officer, a felony.

Terry Franklin was also cited for reportedly driving 20 mph over the speed limit.