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COLUMBUS, Miss. – (WCBI) A controversial Facebook comment that led to the resignation of one Columbus firefighter and disciplinary action against two others, and an officer has been leaked.

12-year department veteran Brad Alexander stepped down last Tuesday after word of his Facebook post filtered through the community.

According to city officials, this graphic post stemmed from a fire department call concerning a two year old struck by a car.

” People never cease to amaze me. Mama yelling oh my baybee my baybee…Hey you stupid a**, where was babyees mama at while your 2 year old was getting hit by a truck. Mama needs to have her guts cut so there won’t be anymore babies. Freeloading ignorant woman.”

Shortly after Alexander resigned, he did post this apology to Facebook.

“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.”

Firefighters Derek Estes and Eric Minga, as well as Officer Lance Luckey were all suspended for 30 calendar days.

Luckey is appealing his suspension.

The two firemen are not appealing and have sent apology letters to the city.

The three received the punishment after “liking” the original Facebook post.

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    Our faithful firemen and police officers go on calls all the time to protect and serve the people of this county. I would like to know who in their right minds would NOT be bothered by a call like this!! It is time for someone to speak up for the innocent children!! And to the City Council: You need to become professionals!!! How can you LEGALLY suspend anyone when you do NOT even have a policy written to say what was violated. I hope that someone has enough money to take a stand against unconstitutional treatment; Otherwise the city council, mayor, fire chief and police chief will go scott-free again!! Anyway, what happened to them acting professional if they expect it of their employees??? Maybe we need to set up a fund for legal action to help support these firemen and police officer (with the salaries they make, they sure can’t afford it!).

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