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Ohio Sheriff to Protesters: “You shoot at the police, expect us to shoot back”


It’s disgusting to see the abuse police officers around the country are facing.

These “protesters” attack them and then cry when the police fight back!

But one Ohio sheriff has a warning for any would-be police attackers.

Sheriff Richard Jones of Butler County recently issued a statement in which he warned protesters that if they attack police, the police will shoot.

Here’s the story from USA Today:

The Butler County Sheriff’s Office in Ohio issued a statement Wednesday in response to what its leader called “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 said in a news release and on Facebook.

The statement referred to 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.

“You shoot at the police, expect us to shoot back,” Jones said. “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.”

Here’s the official post from the sheriff’s department:

You'd think it be common sense that if you shoot at the police, they'll probably shoot back.

Apparently not for these BLM protesters!

Local12 News reported on the sheriff's follow-up to the post, in which he also warned protesters that the county's citizens are also armed:

As a follow up to a statement he made on Wednesday in which he said, "[if] you shoot at the police, expect us to shoot back," Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones is now hoping to rally fellow officers of the law to "stand up" against what he refers to as lawlessness across America.

Sheriff Jones also took a moment to warn potential criminals that Butler County may not be their best target for crime:

"I want you to realize, you come to these communities, the gun sales are off the hooks. People in our community have guns and they know how to use them," said Sheriff Jones.

These statement's come after recent events involving protests and civil unrest across America. Many are taking to the streets to protest inequality and police brutality against the black community following the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and recently Jacob Blake, to name a few.

Watch the sheriff's full statement right here:


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