SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Several Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies were seen gathered in a South Sacramento market not wearing masks Tuesday.

photo obtained by CBS13

The deputies were seen standing together at Sky Park Market in South Sacramento. A sheriff’s office spokesperson says the deputies were not responding to a call at the market.

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In a statement Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said, “We are extremely disappointed in what we are seeing depicted in this photo. This incident is being immediately handled internally.”

Sacramento County Sheriff’s deputies are expected to wear masks “whenever viable.” After Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide mask order in June, the sheriff’s office said in a statement, “As for the Sheriff’s Office and its employees, we will comply with the Governor’s mask recommendations to the extent feasible.”

According to the governor’s mask order, people in California must wear face coverings when they are inside any indoor public space.

The person who took the photo wanted to remain anonymous and said they want to raise awareness of the importance of wearing a mask and does not want to get anyone in trouble.

Comments (8)
  1. Frank says:

    CBS and democrats not opposed to defund the police, so why not post something make’s police look bad. where is cbs or democrats concern for mask for the summer of love groups them riots , looting, oh lets not forget the arsonist, rapist, molester’s in BLM, PANTIFA, I back the BLUE.

    1. E says:

      Of course the CARES act thieves don’t wear masks.

  2. N says:

    I’m not surprised. The Sheriff’s dept continues to think they are exempt and can do whatever they want, including stealing CARES act dollars:

  3. Real Free man says:

    Good for them….at least they are living in reality….fairy tale land and LEO’s does not mix..
    Masks do not protect anything without full bio containment suit……Mask or muzzle?

  4. E says:

    Of course the CARES act thieves don’t wear masks.

  5. Sara Green says:

    wear a mask due to force, not fear. I say vote the Gov out of office. He just needs an excuse to compensation for the huge order he placed to “China” for masks. *shaking my head”

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