Sheriff posts on death penalty after cop killing

Posted at 8:35 PM, Jan 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-18 20:35:30-05

A Facebook post made by the Wayne County Sheriff's Department has garnered a lot of attention — and a bit of debate — following the death of an Ohio police officer Monday morning.


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Posted by Wayne County Sheriff on Monday, January 18, 2016

The post has a photo of an electric chair with the words "Time to bring back consequences" printed on it. Nearly 5,000 Facebook users liked the post and more than 3,000 people shared it. Nearly 700 people commented on the post, and many said they agreed with the message.

But some were not supportive, calling it "'distasteful," "unprofessional" and suggesting the office should not have posted it on Martin Luther King Day.

Capt. Doug Hunter later posted a YouTube video responding to the comments, stating that he would not apologize for the post.

"This picture was not posted in any way to take away from Martin Luther King of the posters suggested that I should have just waited just one more day to post the photo. Now I'll ask you a question: Do you think maybe this criminal should have waited just one more day? Maybe this Danville police officer's family would have liked to have had one more day with him."

Watch Hunter's full response below.