Accused of impersonating sheriff’s deputy, Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh president steps down

Accused of impersonating sheriff’s deputy, Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh president steps down
Gary Van Horn, head of Delta Foundation, accused of impersonating a sheriff's deputy. (WPXI)

PITTSBURGH — The president of the Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh Board of Directors stepped down Monday as he faces criminal charges.

Gary Van Horn is accused of impersonating a sheriff’s deputy.

Pennsylvania State Police said Van Horn went to a fire in April 2019 and directed traffic while wearing an emergency vest, pretending to be with Pittsburgh Emergency Management.

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Van Horn is also accused of forging papers documenting he was an emergency responder, with Allegheny County Sheriff William Mullen’s fake signature on them, state police said.

Van Horn wants to focus on the court case ahead of him, according to his attorney, who said his client will be vindicated and hopes to return to the board.

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President of Delta Foundation accused of impersonating sheriff's deputy