by Cable Towson | AuxBeacon News Contributor
Civil Air Patrol’s Virginia Wing inducted Delegate Buddy Fowler into the organization as an Honorary Major at the State Capitol on January 13, 2015. The award is made in recognition of the role Delegate Fowler plays in “ensuring the safety of the citizens of Virginia.”
“I am honored to be inducted as a member of the Virginia Wing of the Civil Air Patrol. It is truly humbling to be recognized by this organization”, Buddy Fowler remarked.
Within four months, Fowler will be supporting Civil Air Patrol by sharing images of police canine teams chasing down those who run as “fast food” as a way of calming unrest in Baltimore following the arrest and death of Freddie Gray.
To his credit, after being called out by his political opponents, Fowler did apologize:
“I took the post down. It was not very thoughtful and I apologize to anyone who was offended by it. The situation in Baltimore is difficult and complicated and comments like that don’t help. I hope people understand I didn’t mean anything by it, that it was just a mistake.”
However, many weren’t buying Fowler’s toss of red meat to his support base. Virginia State Senator Donald McEachin (D – HENRICO) offered the following:
“I am dismayed and, frankly, disgusted, by Del. Fowler’s posting. I don’t know whether he thinks it is a joke or funny, but what I do know is that it is insensitive, unhelpful and in total disregard for the difficult situation facing the citizens of Baltimore and, honestly, the public safety officers.”