Captain Joe Manning of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office virulently promoted anti-vax propaganda and veterinary medicines as COVID-19 “cures” on his Facebook page over the past several months. Manning died Wednesday at the age of 57, according to Sheriff Chuck Moseley.
“Captain Manning was an integral part of our family and our hearts are broken. Our love and prayers go forward to his family,” Moseley said in a statement.
Manning is survived by his wife, Tammi, their three children and eight grandchildren.
His Facebook page is full of anti-vaccine messages on his Facebook page, some of which is curated by The Intercept’s Ken Klippenstein below.
As recently as August 14th, Manning shared a meme that stated, “If we lose on vaccines we will completely lose our right to sovereignty over our own bodies.”
That same day he announced, “Wayne Feed and Seed has some liquid and past Ivermectin get it while supplies last.”
Choices have consequences. #GetVaccinated
— Ken Klippenstein (@kenklippenstein) August 27, 2021