As a follow up to a statement he made on Wednesday in which he said, "[if] you shoot at the police, expect us to shoot back," Butler County Sheriff Richard K. Jones is now hoping to rally fellow officers of the law to "stand up" against what he refers to as lawlessness across America.

Sheriff Jones also took a moment to warn potential criminals that Butler County may not be their best target for crime, Local 12 reports.

"I want you to realize, you come to these communities, the gun sales are off the hooks. People in our community have guns and they know how to use them," said Sheriff Jones.

 “I won’t tolerate it, period. You shoot at the police expect us to shoot back. I will not allow my deputies or any law enforcement officer in Butler County to take the abuse I have seen over the past several months. If you come to this county expecting a free pass to harm one of my men or women in uniform keep in mind, nothing in life is free,” stated Sheriff Jones in the Wednesday release.