Deputy fired after Facebook post supporting candidate running against sheriff
Former deputy said he was fired 15 hours after he posted an announcement to Facebook about who he supported for sheriff
By PoliceOne Staff
CUMMING, Ga. — A Forsyth County deputy says he was fired over a Facebook post supporting a candidate for sheriff running against the current sheriff.
Rodney Pirkle told Channel 2 News he was fired 15 hours after he posted an announcement in favor of Duane Piper.
"I had a captain, human resources and two internal affairs investigators in my house, releasing me from my duties," he said.
The sheriff's office said in a statement Pirkle, a probationary employee, was fired because of performance issues.
Recommended for you
Join the discussion
PoliceOne top 5
- Video: SC motorcycle pursuit ends in fatal wreck
- After HOA demands pro-cop flag taken down, family shows support for LE in a different way
- 50 to 60 teens swarm Calif. train, rob weekend riders
- 10 ways law enforcement ruined me as a woman
- Video: Mo. governor completes SWAT challenge in honor of slain deputy