Volunteer firefighter terminated after Facebook post

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JACKSONVILLE,” Ark.- A Facebook post takes a racist turn causing a volunteer firefighter to lose his job and the North Pulaski Fire Department to deactivate its Facebook page.

The post comes after two black men were arrested and accused in the death of a Little Rock Air Force Base airman during a store robbery.

The social media post was shared hundreds of times since Tuesday and getting a lot of attention.

The firefighter who posted it told North Pulaski Fire Chief Randy Blakey his wife actually wrote it.

He also told the chief he takes full responsibility and he did not think it would get out of control.

The comment was posted by a Facebook account that belongs to a volunteer firefighter and his wife.

The post reads in part, “That’s good I’m glad he’s getting locked up that means less blacks in the community.”

The post also reads, “I think the old school laws need to take place where hangings are made and the African American community is nothing but a joke.”

“We are here for everybody, it makes no difference about what they look like everybody is the same to us,” Chief Blakey said.

The chief says they received so many messages and phone calls. They had to de-activate their Facebook page.

He also said the firefighter apologized.

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