Md. sheriff blasts President Obama for failing to recognize recent line-of-duty deaths

A Maryland sheriff ripped President Obama on social media after he said the commander-in-chief failed to recognize recent line-of-duty deaths across the country.

"In case you haven’t heard, eight American police officers over the past eight days have been killed in the line of duty," Carroll County Sheriff Jim DeWees said in his post to Facebook. "Two of these police officers were Harford County Sheriff’s Deputies that were gunned down at a Panera Restaurant just 50 miles from where you live. I’ve watched and listened intently for words of encouragement and sorrow to come from you, but haven’t heard or seen anything."

DeWees said that unlike Obama, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, visited the sheriff’s office in Harford County. DeWees said Hogan also reached out to him after a Carroll County officer was injured in a traffic accident.

"I understand that you are a busy man and are being pulled in multiple directions every day of the week. But, when my president doesn’t take the time to openly recognize the sacrifices that brave men & women of law enforcement make each day to keep domestic peace, I’m disappointed!" he said in his post.

He added,"I'll be standing outside in the cold next week with my deputies for the funerals of the Harford Co deputies; I'll save you a spot next to me!"

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A Letter from me to our president: Dear President Obama: In case you haven’t heard, eight American police officers...

Posted by Sheriff Jim DeWees on Saturday, February 13, 2016

 

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