Scott Walden, Alabama police captain, resigns after Facebook post about shooting Biden voters

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The mayor of Flomaton, Alabama, confirmed that a captain on the town’s police force resigned Friday after criticism for a Facebook post where he mused about killing supporters of Joseph R. Biden.

“They need to line up ev1 [sic] of them and put a bullet in their skull for treason,” Scott Walden posted from his Facebook account Thursday. He quit as captain of the police force the next day.

The Flomaton Police Department announced Thursday it was investigating a social media comment made by a member of its force, and the following day it said that person was no longer an employee.

Flomaton Mayor Dewey Bondurant subsequently confirmed the police captain resigned Friday morning.

“I am glad he resigned, but I would have fired him because what he did was wrong,” Mr. Bondurant told a local NBC affiliate.

“For a police officer to say he should shoot someone in the head, that is unacceptable. You cannot tolerate that, you just can’t,” Mr. Bondurant added.

Mr. Walden has deactivated his Facebook and could not immediately be reached for comment.

Images from before Mr. Walden closed his account show he made the remark about shooting people while responding to another user who posted about “idiots that voted for Biden” over President Trump.

Multiple news outlets projected Saturday morning that Mr. Biden, the Democratic nominee in the recent White House race that ended Tuesday, defeated Mr. Trump in the race to become president-elect.

Flomaton is located in southern Alabama near the Florida state line, about 45 miles north of Pensacola. The resignation leaves its police force with nine members, NBC 15 News reported.

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