As the nation continues to grieve the loss of Alva Brazile, Philando Castile, Alton Sterling and the five officers shot and killed during a peaceful protest in Dallas, one Texas mother was shaken to the core when a Kansas police officer left threatening Facebook comments under a picture of her daughter.
Officer Rodney Lee Wilson was terminated from the Overland Park force Friday (July 8) once authorities learned he left a menacing message under a photo of LaNaydra Williams’ daughter, India. Williams and her 5-year-old live 500 miles away and have never met Wilson, and were frightened as to what prompted the chilling comments.
“We’ll see how much her life matters soon,” Wilson wrote on a photo of little India. “Better be careful leaving your info open where she can be found 🙂 Hold her close tonight it’ll be the last time.”
Williams spoke with local Fox News affiliate WDAF and said she isn't sure how Wilson even found her page or why.
“It's not okay. Not my child. She's all I have. India is my heart,” Williams said. "We're already on edge, so why would you do that?”
Just 24 hours after Wilson left the intimidating comments, he was dismissed from his job, which Chief Francis Donchez Jr said was "was obvious that our officer did not meet the standards of professionalism.”
Yet despite the swift action being taken and Donchez personally calling Williams to apologize from Wilson's behavior, the Texas mom is still terrified.
“How do I know he won't come and retaliate? How do I know that? I don't,” she said.