Nope, we weren’t going to shoot at the target, nosireebob. h/t.
A Port Canaveral police sergeant was fired Friday after an internal investigation showed he offered other officers a target resembling Trayvon Martin to use for shooting practice.
Sgt. Ron King, a firearms instructor and two-year veteran of the force, offered the target of a hoodie-wearing figure at the range near Cocoa during the first week of April, Rosalind Harvey, a port spokeswoman, said Saturday.
The other officers, who were on duty, refused, officials said.
In a YouTube video posted late Saturday, King said he did not intend for the Trayvon target to be used for shooting. It was designed “to use a bad situation as a learning tool,” he said.
Port Canaveral Interim Chief Executive Officer John Walsh apologized publicly to Trayvon’s family Saturday and called King’s behavior unacceptable, insensitive and unprofessional.