This is absolutely disgusting.
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. —
Officials with Port Canaveral said a police sergeant has been fired after he brought Trayvon Martin shooting targets to a firearms training session.
Sergeant Ron King was terminated from the police department on Friday, according to officials.
Port officials said King brought two shooting targets which had an images resembling Trayvon Martin on them to a firearms training session on April 4.
King was supervising the training session and asked if anyone wanted to use them. Officials will not say if the targets were actually used.
“Whether his act was hatred or stupidity, none is tolerable,” said John Walsh, CEO of Port Canaveral.
The firearms training was being held at a facility at the Brevard Community College campus in Cocoa. The officers who were participating in the training, as well as King, were on duty at the time.
“He had a target in the back of his car and offered it to two other officers with the port,” Walsh said.
King had been employed with the Port Canaveral Police Department since January of 2011, officials said. Port officials told WFTV King purchased the targets on the internet.
In a statement from Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon Martin’s family, he said “Using a dead child’s image as target practice is reprehensible.”
Officials said King has seven days to appeal his termination.