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Video: Utah Man Fired for Nasty Anti-Police Facebook Post

November 06, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Utah Man Fired for Nasty Anti-Police Facebook Post

A restaurant in Santaquin, Utah, has fired one of its cooks for posting a particularly nasty comment about law enforcement officers on his personal Facebook page.

The image, which was later shared by a customer on the Leslie's Family Tree restaurant's Facebook page, was an image of a dead police officer, with a caption that read, "This is what a good cop looks like." The image is of an actor and does not depict an actual person.

"I thought it was horrible," the restaurant's owner Leslie Broadhead said about the image.

The restaurant’s cook, Shawn Peterson, told FOX 13 News he posted the image on his personal page last week in response to police shooting cases he’s followed nationally.

After the response online, Peterson told Broadhead to fire him, which she did on Tuesday.

"I never intended for it to go to the restaurant; they’re great people," Peterson said. "It was a horrible description. It was a mistake. It was a mistake."

All week the restaurant has been offering free meals to law enforcement in an effort to express their appreciation for their work.


Comments (3)

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TBOW426 @ 11/7/2014 8:18 AM

Good for the restaurant owners!!!

kevCopAz @ 11/7/2014 1:26 PM

Great reaction! I wish I could eat there now! This is what ALL business should do with ALL people who bring embarrassment and shame upon any business that they work at. Yes they are free to say it, but the business is free to fire them for saying it. Lets see if perhaps folks think a bit before posting stuff like that, perhaps unemployment will result. This is a great lesson for young folks who think they can post anything and everything on line and it will never bite them in the rear end. If only they knew that probably every position that they applied for, were qualified for but didn't get probably was related to something that they posted on line like the ass that they are. Business just see it, and never call you for an interview. Smart, no problems, no law suits. These kids just don't have a clue. GROW UP/WISE UP.

TheRookie @ 11/7/2014 6:49 PM

Had an ex-brother-in-law like that. He hated cops until someone stole from him, his business, or threatened him. People may hate or dislike us, but we are the first ones they call when they're in trouble. "Who Ya Gonna Call, Crook Busters."

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