Columbus Firefighter Resigns Over Facebook Post

A Columbus, Mississippi firefighter has opted to resign following a controversy resulting from a remark he posted on his Facebook page about an accident involving a 2 year old child who was struck by a car.

Brad Alexander allegedly made a posting on his Facebook page that was critical of the mother of the child. While the post has since been removed it stated that the child was unattended and questioned where the child’s mother was.

Two firefighters and a police officer who “liked” Alexander’s post are also facing discipline.

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Additional details on the case are sketchy – if anyone from Columbus has more details please let us know.

About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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