A Sommervell County Sheriff’s Deputy was fired after he admitted to getting drunk and firing his duty gun into the air and into a church because he was angry over the ambush on police in Dallas.
The deputy doesn’t face any charges because the pastor of the church that was damaged didn’t want to go through with charges.
However, the Ellis County District Attorney, where it all played out, is furious and feels the 27-year-old deputy was shown favoritism in how he was treated after his arrest.
William Cox was a Sommervell County Sheriff’s Deputy on July 13 when he was crying and appeared drunk in the parking lot of an Ellis County church early that morning.
Ovilla officers responded to a 911 call for shots fired. In the officer’s body cam video, Cox can be heard telling the officer he fired the shots “cause my boys are getting killed in Dallas” and said “the black c–n started killing my boys.”
The Ovilla officer detained Cox and put him in handcuffs until a sheriff’s deputy arrived.
Cox confessed to officers he was upset over the police ambush, got very drunk and had to let off stress. His stress relief was to fire guns in a residential neighborhood in the parking lot of the Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church.
There was damage in the sanctuary of the church, where some of Cox’s relatives are long time members.
SOURCE: Fox 4 News