Would you take a picture at a funeral and post it on Facebook?
According to City Councilwoman Angela Dougan, El Paso County Commissioner Sallie Clark took a photo during the funeral of fallen Colorado Springs Policeman Matt Tyner on Tuesday and posted it on Facebook.
Dougan, the wife of a policeman, said Clark’s actions upset her beyond belief.
“It upset me because I thought that was completely inappropriate and over the line,” Dougan said Wednesday.
Dougan said she pulled Clark aside during the joint Republican-Democrat party fund raiser for the Waldo Canyon fire victims at Penrose House and expressed her feelings.
“Within a couple of hours, Sallie Clark called me and thanked me for saying that personally to her and that she had removed them from her Facebook,” Dougan said.
“I was very proud that she did that. She said she never meant any ill will or any inappropriateness.”
The picture that Clark posted on Facebook showed an honor guard from the Colorado Springs Police Department presenting the American flag to Tyner’s mother during the funeral at New Life Church.
The Gazette sent Clark an email seeking comment.