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Ohio Sheriff who said he was not a member of the "mask police" and "curfew police" now says he is "not the vaccine police" as well

"We are not the vaccine police," Sheriff Richard K. Jones writes in the statement.

BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio — Editor's note: The video in the player above is from a previously published, related story. 

The Butler County Sheriff who made headlines in 2020 after he declared himself as not a member of the "mask police" or the "curfew" police is once again turning heads for his position against vaccine mandates.

On Tuesday, Sheriff Richard K. Jones released a statement on Facebook stating that he does not intend to be a part of the "vaccine police" as mandated vaccines become more common across the state and the country. 

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"We are not the vaccine police. The Sheriff's Office will not be going door to door and we will certainly not be checking vaccine cards before you enter a restaurant or any other establishment for that matter," the statement reads. 

Furthermore, Sheriff Jones says in the letter that he is not anti-vaccine, but that he looks at the issue the same way as the mask mandates. 

"I have received the vaccine. I'm not opposed. With that being said, if you want to be vaccinated that is your right as an American citizen. If you do not want to be vaccinated I believe that is your right as an American citizen as well," Jones said.

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Posted by Butler County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, September 21, 2021

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