Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd spoke out Friday for on the tragic school shooting in Uvalde, Texas.
Grady said he was “heartbroken” as well as “mortified.”
“I think, but for the grace of God, it could have been any one of us and our children or our grandchildren,” he said.
“When you take your children to school healthy and well in the morning, you have every right and expectation to receive them back in the afternoon in the same healthy state,” he continued.
“If you come to a school in this county, armed, we’re going to do our best through either our guardians, our school resource officers, or our school resource deputy sheriffs to elminate the threat outside of the school before they ever get to the children. We’re trained to do that,” Judd also said.
“This is the last thing you’ll see before we put a bullet through your head if you’re trying to hurt our children,” Judd said while holding a photo of a deputy holding a gun. “We are going to shoot you graveyard dead if you come onto a campus, with a gun, threatening our children or shooting at us.”