Pinellas Deputy Fired


Austen Callus, fired as a Pinellas County, Fla., deputy after inappropriate social media posts.

Largo, Fla.-(Newsradio 970 WFLA)-Pinellas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Austen Callus is out of a job after an inappropriate social media post on the internet.

Sheriff's office administrators received a complaint about several posts from the 23 year-old deputy on Snapchat. One post included an off duty photo of Callus, with a written comment saying, "Nothing like almost shooting someone to set your head right LOL. God I hate people with knives."

Callus has not been a deputy for very long. He just completed his field training in May and was assigned to the North District Patrol Operations Bureau.

Photo courtesy Pinellas County Sheriff's Office

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