Sparks Man Arrested For Impersonating an Officer

A Sparks Police Chaplain is accused of impersonating a law enforcement officer.. 79 year old Jay Jefferes was arrested last week by NHP, after using flashing lights on his Nissan pickup to pull over drivers between Washoe Valley and Dayton. Troopers say the man is not authorized to have red and blue flashers on his truck. The suspect was also in possession of a Sparks Police Chaplain’s Badge and Id Card. He was part of the volunteer Chaplain service, and has now been removed from all responsibilities. Sparks Police say the charges are serious.