It has been reported recently that the Presidential secret service is investigating an Arizona police sergeant who recently posted a rather disturbing photo to his facebook page. The photo depicts a number of young boys standing in a row, a few holding guns with one particular boy holding an Obama T-shirt nearly torn to shreds with bullet holes.
The officer, Sergeant Pat Shearer, posted the photo to his personal facebook profile. Shearer was quoted as to saying it “was used for target practice”. A spokesperson from the secret service recently said that the matter was being taken very seriously. The spokesperson, Max Milien had this to say according to POLITICO.
“Any time information is brought to our attention where an individual or a group of individuals expresses unusual direction of interest in one of our protectees, we conduct appropriate follow-up”
Sergeant Shearer had this to say:
“I don’t think the shooting of that T-shirt is that big of a deal, it’s not like they were going to go out and shoot the president.”
If the Presidential secret service finds the picture posing a real threat, serious repercussions may follow. The officer, who has not been placed on leave as of yet, does face several violations of the departments policies on electronic media.