The Assistant Police Chief of Geraldine, Jeff Buckles, is apologizing after wishing for Nancy Pelosi and other Democrats to hit a roadside bomb.
In the Facebook post, Buckles says, “Pelosi just ripped up his speach [sic]. Road Side bomb on her way home and any other Dumbocrats.
Buckles Facebook page is full of pro-Trump and anti-Democrat postings.
In another post, he claims that Trump was sent to “bring about prophecy.”
His most recent post does make an attempt at apologizing for his original comment, which has since been either removed from public view or deleted.
As an apology, Buckles offered up the following message:
“I want to apologize for venting on FB. I have definitely offended some people with my remarks. It just rips my heart out that our great country is so divided.”
It is unclear how a person can wish death on anyone, much less an elected official, and then turn around and wonder why the country is so divided.
It is also a weak apology from someone that is supposed to be a leader and a role model to other law enforcement officers underneath him.
Buckles should resign from his position immediately.
Update: Another screenshot of a Facebook post where he calls for the death penalty for all left-wing Democrats.
Geraldine Mayor Chuck Ables on Thursday evening said he and Police Chief Heath Albright are still gathering information and will meet with the town’s attorney on Friday to decide what to do in response to Buckles’ post. The mayor declined to share his reaction to the assistant chief’s Facebook post according to AL.com.
The Mayor needs to spend taxpayer money to consult an attorney. He needs to do this to know if he can fire a taxpayer-funded police officer for wishing death on his political enemies.
Update: It appears Buckles has either deleted his Facebook account or made it completely private.
Update: The Geraldine Facebook page posted the following response.