Covington, WA, Police Chief Adam Easterbrook was surprised — not pleasantly — when his photo showed up recently in political mailers backing U.S. Rep. Kim Schrier’s reelection campaign.

The mailers, from a Democratic-aligned PAC, feature Easterbrook in full uniform standing next to Schrier, D-Sammamish, in May, when she met with him and other town officials and did a police ride-along, the Seattle Times reports.

The mailers arriving in local mailboxes before the Nov. 8 election left the impression that Easterbrook is endorsing Schrier in her reelection bid against Republican challenger Matt Larkin.

“I am not OK with that. I don’t want to be involved with the politics either way. I was drug into something I shouldn’t be a part of,” Easterbrook said in an interview Tuesday. He said he emailed the PAC asking them to stop using the photo, but got no response.

 

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