Sheriff Richard Jones said he’s observed the “lawlessness in the country over the last few months directed towards police.”
“If you come to this county expecting a free pass to harm one of my men or women in uniform keep in mind, nothing in life is free.”Sheriff Richard Jones
He referenced people dumping water on police in New York, bricks, and frozen water bottles being thrown at police in Portland, Oregon, and people shooting at officers in Chicago.
Jones is not tolerating that behavior toward his own deputies, he said.
“You shoot at the police expect us to shoot back……I will not allow my deputies or any law enforcement officer in Butler County to take the abuse I have seen over the past several months.”Sheriff Richard Jones
Jones also posted the same information on the organization’s Facebook page shortly after 11 a.m. Wednesday. More than 340 people have shared the content and over 1,000 people have liked the post.
Butler County Sheriff: ‘You shoot at the police, expect us to shoot back’