PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A police officer accused of bringing targets resembling Trayvon Martin to a gun range has been fired.

Port Canaveral Interim Chief Executive Officer John Walsh told WFTV on Saturday that Sgt. Ron King was leading a target practice with two other Port Canaveral police officers and a civilian port employee when he pulled out the targets April 4. Walsh says King asked the group if they wanted to use the targets and they said no, telling King to put them back into his patrol car.

Port Canaveral is about 50 miles southeast of Sanford, where the 17-year-old Martin was killed in 2012 by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman says he shot Martin in self-defense. His trial is set for June.

(Photo: AP)

4 thoughts on “SAD: Officer Accused of Using Trayvon Martin Likeness for Target Practice

  1. Why do you people continue to use a picture of the young thug and druggie, Trayvon Martin which has to be several years old. GET AN UPDATED PIC FOR HEAVEN SAKES.. He looked nothing like this when he attempted to kill the guy who was forced to shoot him. He looked like a very large and mean dude…
    BTW I hope the officer sues and wins a small fortune.

  2. Wow, at least the other officers showed some sense. Glad he doesn’t have that badge to hide behind when he is in the community. Imagine how many people have probably been done wrong.

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