Former deputy hospitalized after rants on YouTube
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WSVN) -- Soon after a former Broward Sheriff's Office deputy posted his rants on YouTube he found himself surrounded by a SWAT Team.
"I suffered then, I'm still suffering now, and I'm asking you, someone, to please get involved because the point is this: I don't know how much more I can take," said former BSO deputy Raymond Hicks on his YouTube video.
Hicks was asking for help in a YouTube video he posted. That help would come in the form of a Baker Act.
"I've even called the White House and tried to speak with some people to get the message to the president," Hicks continued in the video.
BSO Sheriff Scott Israel said, when he saw the video, he ordered his longtime friend Baker Acted. Hicks was taken to Florida Medical Center in Lauderhill. "It's a sad situation. Ray is a friend of mine, and Ray is a very good person, and he's in a very bad place right now," said Israel.
In the video, Hicks who most recently worked as a security guard at TriRail said he was let down when Israel did not hire him back after being elected. "This man that I've known since 1987 turned his back on me and my kids, and I'm saying to myself, 'How could you do this to me, Scott?'"
The most haunting words can be heard when Hicks references Christopher Dorner, the LAPD officer who went on a deadly killing spree in February. "I've been through so much you know, I don't know how much more I can take. I don't want to be the next Christopher Dorner, so I'm praying and asking someone to get involved, please. God bless you."
Hicks is no longer an employee at BSO because of a medical condition. Israel said it is now up to the doctor to keep an eye on his medical condition.
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