Firefighter resigns after controversial Facebook post
The firefighter commented on a call he had responded to; three others are facing disciplinary action for 'liking' the post
COLUMBUS, Miss. — A Mississippi firefighter has resigned after posting a controversial comment on his Facebook page.
Columbus Firefighter Brad Alexander, a 12-year veteran and former county Rookie of the Year, wrote a post regarding an incident where a 2-year-old was hit by a car. The original post, now removed, allegedly stated that the child was unattended and called into question the location of the mother, according to the Dispatch.
Along with his resignation, two other firefighters and a police department officer are facing disciplinary action for "liking" the post.
Firefighter Alexander has met with Columbus Mayor Robert Smith to discuss the matter.
He has posted an apology on his Facebook page:
"Hello all, I made a very poor decision on making a comment here the other day. Please let me apologize for my disrespect and stupidity. To all my co-workers who this reflected on, I am deeply sorry. Also to all the citizens I swore to serve. Please allow me to earn your trust again."
Many people have posted messages of support in response.