Kurtis Cook, a volunteer firefighter in Mabank, Texas, left a comment on an area newspaper’s Facebook page that appeared to state that Dylann Roof, the confessed killer of nine, “needs to be praised for the good deed he has done.”
Cook, however, says he did nothing of the sort.
Cook’s words were shared by many for the sole purpose of condemning them. There was a call to action to contact the fire department he worked at and insist that he be released from duty.
Those calls yielded this Facebook post from the fire department Friday morning: