Published: Feb 14, 2014 6:37 PM EST
Updated: Feb 16, 2014 11:07 AM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A lawyer is caught in the crosshairs, literally, of a Cape Coral controversy.

Attorney Scott Morris says he received a threatening letter, depicting his face inside of crosshairs, reportedly from the Fraternal Order of Police after appealing the fire service assessment.

Morris says he received the letter Friday afternoon and says he's now called the Lee County Sheriffs Office and will alert city council at its next meeting.

The letter is typed, and sent with no return address.  It claims it's from the Cape Coral Fraternal Order of Police president.

The letter goes on to say Morris -- because he is taking the proposed fire assessment to the supreme court --  is delaying aniticipated money for the city budget and "overdue raises" for police.

Morris says he doesn't know who sent the letter. But it's not detering him from fighting the fire assessment.

"The threat came through the United States mail. It's my understanding, you know, that could be considered a terroristic threat. I think they need to look into it," he said.

"Now am I going to have to look over my shoulder when im driving through the town? Am I going to be the subject of a police scrutiny, a heightened scrutiny, because I want to exercise my constitutional rights to take the matter to the supreme court? This is ridiculous," he said.

At this point, its not confirmed who actually sent the letter.
WINK News has reached out to the FOP, and is waiting for a response.