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Polson Police Officer arrested on sexual abuse of children charge

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Posted at 10:07 AM, Sep 14, 2023

POLSON - A Polson Police Officer has been arrested on a charge of Sexual Abuse of Children.

Polson Police Chief George Simpson says Officer Matthew Timm was arrested by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday afternoon and that an investigation is ongoing.

“Our fundamental duty as officers is to serve mankind, safeguard lives and property, to protect the innocent against deception, the weak against oppression or intimidation, and the peaceful against violence or disorder. This is the mission, and we all took the oath dedicating ourselves to justice and honor. Officers who are found not honoring the oath have no place in this department," Chief Simpson stated.

Simpson stated in a news release that an internal employment investigation is also ongoing and no further information regarding Timm's employment is being released at this time.