Santa Rosa County, Florida Sheriff Bob Johnson: ‘If somebody’s breaking into your house, you’re more than welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County; we prefer that you do, actually… We have a gun safety class… and if you take that, you’ll shoot a lot better, and hopefully, you’ll save the taxpayers money.”


“I’m a cop, not a politician,” Johnson told Fox & Friends Tuesday. “If somebody breaks into your house in Santa Rosa County, and you shoot and kill him, the chances of them reoffending after that are zero. And we like those odds.”

Florida sheriff urges homeowners to shoot intruders and ‘save taxpayers money’


The criminal defense lawyers who live in real nice neighborhoods and happen to be paid large lawyer fees, by the county residents that pay taxes, to represent the burglars, who are not shot dead, are ‘aghast’ at Sheriff Bob Johnson’s advice.

Lawyers call sheriff’s remark about shooting home intruders as wildly irresponsible

27 Apr. 2022 – Santa Rosa (Fla.) County Sheriff Bob Johnson is encouraging homeowners to shoot intruders to “save the taxpayers money.” Defense attorneys are aghast at the seeming disregard for life.

“Sheriff Johnson just turned Santa Rosa into the Wild West. Maybe one less Sheriff’s salary is a better way to save the taxpayers money.” Jude Faccidomo, president of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL). [Jude M. Faccidomo is a former Assistant Public Defender with the Miami Dade Public Defender’s office…]

[No a much better way to save taxpayers money is three less public defenders who represent burglars funded by the homeowners whose house the burglars broke into.]

[Don’t forget to bring up racism.]

There could “absolutely” be racial repercussions to what Johnson is proposing, Faccidomo said. “When you have somebody in a uniform telling you that they prefer for you to shoot, that comment lands in the ears of people who may have sort of implicit bias…


Fla. Sheriff: ‘We Prefer’ Homeowners Shoot Burglars. It ‘Saves Taxpayer Money’

“We don’t know what homeowner shot at him,” Johnson told reporters during a press conference. “I guess they think they did something wrong, which they did not. If somebody’s breaking into your house, you’re more than welcome to shoot them in Santa Rosa County; we prefer that you do, actually.”

“Whoever that was, you’re not in trouble. Come see us. We have a gun safety class we put on every other Saturday, and if you take that, you’ll shoot a lot better, and hopefully, you’ll save the taxpayers money.”

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