Longtime Lynden police officer arrested

LYNDEN — A longtime Lynden police officer has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

The Bellingham Herald reports Donald Glunt, 57, resigned Monday from his job at the Lynden Police Department. He had served as a patrol officer in the city for more than three decades.

Earlier this week the department’s leadership reviewed Glunt’s work cellphone because he’d been sending a lot of text messages. Lynden Police Chief Jack Foster asked the Washington State Patrol to launch an investigation after sexually explicit photographs of a 16-year-old girl were found on Glunt’s phone.

He was taken into custody Friday and is being held in the Skagit County Jail.

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