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Sheriff Quits Over "Butt Rangers" Comment

Sheriff Quits Over "Butt Rangers" Comment


An officer in the Douglas County, Colo., sheriff's department resigned after 13 years of service after posting several antigay and racist comments on websites using his work computer, provided by the county.

Lt. Jeff Engor stepped down Tuesday, after it was confirmed that he left hundreds of postings on sites for KUSA, an NBC affiliate, and the Denver Channel, an ABC affiliate, the latter station reports.

Undersheriff Tony Spurlock called the comments Engor left, under the handle Abu Mubutt, "very shocking and inappropriate." In addition to making disparaging remarks about gay people in regard to the repeal of "don't ask, don't tell," Engor also attacked religious figures, immigrants, and Democrats.

On December 20, regarding DADT repeal, he wrote, "New miltary [sic] slogans: The few, the queer, the Marines! Butt Rangers lead the way! Be as gay as you can be! Aim for a high hard one, Air Force! Join the Navy, see naked men!"

After several complaints to the station, administrators for the Denver Channel turned his IP address over to government officials, which helped them figure out it was Engor leaving the comments (he made it clear in his comments, that he also worked for the government). He was confronted by sheriff's department superiors Tuesday morning, and resigned Tuesday afternoon.

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