Texas Firefighter’s Post Suggesting Hunting Immigrants At The Border Ends Up Costing Him All Of His Jobs

 

In a now-removed Facebook post, a part-time Texas firefighter made a racist joke about hunting immigrants as they enter the United States. What he probably wasn’t expecting, however, was for his employers to catch wind of his xenophobia and promptly fire him from his multiple positions as a public servant.

The firefighter, Chris Bush, posted the following to his Facebook profile:

“We should buy deer feeders fill them with pinto beans put them on the border and make a new hunting season. I wonder how many Texans will buy that hunting licenses and how many tags we would be allowed…”

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Bush was reportedly employed by the Westfield Fire Department, the Bellaire Fire department, and Harris County EMS. Upon learning of his post, all three promptly fired him.

The city of Bellaire released a statement saying:

“Wednesday morning we became aware of an inappropriate and offensive social media post by a part-time firefighter. Upon learning of that post, we took immediate and appropriate action, and the individual is no longer employed with the City of Bellaire.”

Harris County followed suit. Dr. Setul Patel, president of Acute Medical Services, where Bush worked as an EMT, released the following statement:

“Mr. Bush is no longer employed at Acute Medical Services. We at AMS champion diversity and respect all dimensions of life, and do not discriminate based on age, race, religion, ethnicity and national origin, accessibility, disability, gender and gender identity, sexuality, class, marital status, veteran status or any other human dimension. As public servants, we have a duty to serve all human life that needs our help.”

And Chief Stephen Whitehead, head of the Westfield Fire Department, said,

“Shocked, disappointed, outraged for the shame it brought to him and the department.”

Twitter is glad Bush’s words had just consequences:

What goes around comes around.

One reader suggests an even more horrifying irony:

Racism has no place in the civilized world, as the city of Bellaire knew better than most. Now, Chris Bush is feeling the consequences of his online hatred.

H/T – Rawstory, ABC13