CAMDEN COUNTY, Ga. -- Derogatory, appalling and unprofessional.
That's what people are saying about the actions of Camden County Sheriff's Deputy Chad Palmer.
"I was disgusted when I first saw it," said local minister, Michael Cuthbertson.
"He's a law enforcement officer and he is supposed to set a different precedent for everybody," said local resident, Theresa Williams.
Deputy Palmer was caught on camera, black face and dressed as an inmate for Halloween. The image just surfaced on social media and could be career-ending.
Even a child said he knows better. "I think it's kind of mean and racist," said Ashton Crawford.
Action News went to Palmer's home to get his side of the story, but he wasn't up for talking. His entire property was blocked with a privacy fence that wanted trespassers out.
We then went to his neighbor's home, who didn't appreciate his attempt at Halloween humor. We asked if she thought he should be fired and she replied "that's always a hard call."
Others say it's a no-brainer. "I think he needs to make an apology publicly since he did that publicly," said Cuthbertson.
The Camden County Sheriff's Office will conduct a news conference Wednesday morning to discuss any disciplinary action.