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Online posts lead to officer's resignation

CASTLE ROCK, Colo. (AP) — A sheriff's lieutenant in Douglas County, Colo., being investigated for posting controversial comments from his county computer while on duty has resigned.

Denver's KMGH-TV reports that Lt Jeff Egnor, with the sheriff's department for 13 years, resigned Tuesday in the middle of an investigation by his supervisors.

The investigation was looking into reports that while using a screen name, Egnor posted hundreds of comments on Denver TV websites. The posts ranged from bashing Gov. John Hickenlooper to attacking illegal immigrants and gays in the military.

KMGH filed an open-records request to find out who was posting the comments after readers complained about them. Sheriff's officials started investigating

County officials say Egnor's conduct was a clear violation of their policy on Internet use. KMGH says it couldn't reach him for comment.




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