A Houston County deputy facing termination has resigned in the wake of uproar over a Facebook comment he made about the Ahmaud Arbery case.
Earlier this month, Deputy Paul Urhahn left an offensive comment on a Macon television station’s Facebook post.
He wrote, “that criminal Arbery still got the death penalty though” underneath a story about his three killers being sentenced to life in prison for his murder.
That comment caught the attention of people on social media almost instantly. Dozens of people demanded disciplinary action against the deputy.
On Monday, Jan. 10, Sheriff Cullen Talton wrote a letter to Urhahn notifying him that he was suspended without pay and had 10 days to appeal the decision before he would be terminated.
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