Can You Help Detectives Find Volunteer Park Cop Impersonator?

Detectives need the public’s help finding a man suspected of posing as a police officer in Volunteer Park in order to rob unsuspecting park-goers.

Detectives believe 46-year-old Ryan Purdy (AKA Tracy Byers) approached several people in Volunteer Park in December, flashed a gold badge, implied he was a police officer, and took cash and credit cards from his victims.

If you have information which could help detectives locate Purdy, please contact the SPD Robbery Unit at (206) 684-5535 or call 911. Detectives are also asking for anyone who may have had contact with Purdy in the park to contact SPD.