Those events were at Midway Elementary School on Oct. 13 and Duval Middle School on Oct. 14. Anderson returned the uniform to the department on Oct. 15, Ice wrote.
Forbes gave a copy of Ice's statement to the Saturday Gazette-Mail on Friday.
In it, he confirmed that Anderson worked for the department from January through April, and then left. Ice said Anderson was not fired, as the criminal complaint states.
"He quit," Ice said. "He was a good officer."
Prior to his employment with Chesapeake, Anderson was a civilian employee with the State Police for 12 years, said State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous.
Anderson was recommended by people in the Alum Creek and Griffithsville communities to do the school presentation, Black said. There were people in the school who knew Anderson, Black said.
"In these programs, they seek out people that can speak to children, give a positive attitude. That is how he got there as a presenter," Black said. "There are teachers in that school whose own children attend the school. They are in no way going to put any students in harm's way. Certainly not their own."
According to the state law cited in the criminal complaint against Anderson, impersonating a police officer requires "intent to deceive another person."
State law regarding the charge of possessing a deadly weapon on school property says the statute doesn't apply to "a person specifically authorized by the board of education of the county or principal of the school where the property is located to conduct programs with valid educational purposes."
According to a Lincoln County Schools employee who did not want to be identified, Anderson didn't have a handgun when he entered the schools.
Jesse Forbes, who with his father represents Anderson, said the Sheriff's Department is accusing Anderson of doing things he simply wasn't doing.
"He was doing nothing more than trying to help kids understand the role of police in society," he said. "It's unfortunate you have these types of accusations when there are real crimes that could be investigated."
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