Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Bert Gamin, president of the Brevard chapter of the Fraternal Order of Police, posted on Monday afternoon to the organization’s Facebook page a now deleted apology for the now deleted posts that he made over the weekend recruiting specifically arrested or disciplined officers.
“I let my emotions and frustration get the better of me,” Gamin said in one part. “I offer this to you not as an excuse, but simply as an insight to my thoughts. I admit that my post was insensitive and wrong and that it did not convey the actual thought that I was trying to communicate.”
On the now deleted apology post, Gamin said he has been in law enforcement for 28 years, and that his comments were his own and not representative of the F.O.P. as a whole.
Gamin’s now deleted apology referred to his original post, also now deleted, made at 1:21 a.m. on Sunday, which directly addressed the 57 Buffalo police officers who stood in solidarity with two arrested officers for violently shoving and injuring a 75-year-old peaceful, unarmed man on Thursday.