Firefighter fired for praising SC gunman on Facebook
Volunteer firefighter Kurtis Cook wrote that Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof, "needs to be praised for the good deed he has done"
MABANK, Texas — Social media is far-reaching, and what gets posted there can often return to haunt those who say things that are considered objectionable. An East Texas firefighter is now experiencing this after being fired for his alleged post on Facebook.
Mabank volunteer firefighter Kurtis Cook reportedly posted on a South Carolina newspaper's Facebook page that the confessed Charleston church shooter, Dylann Roof, "needs to be praised for the good deed he has done." Roof is alleged to have shot and killed nine people who were in a Bible study class at the historic Charleston Emanuel AME Church.
His post was shared across social media, calling for people to call the Mabank Fire Department asking to have the volunteer removed from the department. Mabank Fire Department leaders said, on social media, that they were investigating the allegations on Friday morning.