Sgt. Pat Shearer of Peoria, Arizona, admitted to KNXV-TV that he took a photo of several young men (maybe minors) posing with assault rifles and an Obama T-shirt that had been riddled with bullets. Sgt. Shearer posted it to his Facebook page with the caption “Another trip to the ranch (video below).
Sgt. Shearer defended the picture: “I don’t think that the shooting of that T-shirt is that big of a deal. It was more of a political statement. It’s not like they were going to go out and shoot the president."
However, Peoria Police spokesman Jay Davies told KPHO-TV: "We received information about a possible policy violation today involving one of our employees. We were contacted by the Secret Service.”
Sgt. Shearer has since removed the photo (below) from his Facebook page, but Peoria police are investigating if he violated their social media policy.