Lubbock County Emergency Management Coordinator Clinton Thetford was placed on leave by Sheriff Kelly Rowe.
Rowe said a Facebook post by Thetford was brought to his attention Thursday evening. The sheriff did not specify, but EverythingLubbock.com learned that it was a cartoon of Elmer Fudd shooting President Obama.
The sheriff said Thetford was placed on leave until there could be a full review of his actions next week. Captain Kathleen Finley was asked to serve as the Acting Emergency Management Coordinator.
Thetford has not yet responded to a request for comment. It appears the cartoon has been removed from Thetford’s page.