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Denham Springs man arrested for impersonation of a trooper

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Thomas Mansur

On November 28, 2017, Troopers from Louisiana State Police Troop A were contacted by the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office to assist with an investigation involving a person that identified themselves as a LSP Trooper. The investigation resulted in the arrest of 37-year-old Thomas Mansur of Denham Springs.

The initial investigation began around 11:00 Tuesday night when a St. James Parish Sheriff’s Deputy was conducting patrols at the St. James Boat Club on US Hwy 61. During his patrols, the deputy noticed two vehicles without boats or trailers in the parking lot. The deputy noticed a male and female sitting inside one of the vehicles as he approached. As the deputy attempted to determine their reason for being in the parking lot, Thomas Mansur identified himself as a “state trooper” and presented a Louisiana State Police Sergeant’s badge to the deputy.

The deputy contacted Troop A in an attempt to identify Mansur, and a Trooper responded to the scene. The Trooper recognized Mansur as a former civilian employee of the Department of Public Safety Radio Maintenance division. During questioning, Mansur admitted to identifying himself as “state police” and presenting a badge to the deputy.

The Trooper confiscated the badge and placed Mansur under arrest. Upon being placed under arrest, Mansur made several comments to the Trooper alluding that he would regret arresting him, and that he would slander him on social media. Mansur was transported to the St. James Parish Prison and booked for False Personation of a Police Officer and Public Intimidation. Troopers were able to confirm that Mansur did at one point work as a civilian employee for Radio Maintenance, but is no longer employed by DPS and has never been a commissioned Trooper.

Contributed by S/T Bryan Lee, Louisiana State Police