Longtime Davie, Fla., Police chief is out of work … he quit his post after allegedly blaming the COVID-19 death of a sheriff’s deputy on the guy being gay .
Dale engle, who had been in the force for 22 years, resigned this week in a letter to his staff, saying he was proud of the city he served and the work he did – but his departure left him succeeded to be placed on administrative leave.
Three months ago, a police union accused Chief Engle of saying that a Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy who died of complications from COVID had no one to blame but himself .
Specifically, the union claimed that Engle took off from the grip when some officers complained about the lack of security measures to protect them from the coronavirus. During his rant, union alleges Engle said ASF deputy Shannon Bennett – a 12-year-old veterinarian himself – contracted the virus and died from it because he was “a homosexual who attended homosexual ‘sexual’ events.”
Bennett’s fiancé, Jonathan frey, called Engle’s alleged comments false, hateful and defamatory.