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Deputy resigns after being suspended over social media post

Deputy Jason Shierling Deputy Jason Shierling
This Facebook post led to the deputy being suspended. This Facebook post led to the deputy being suspended.
THOMASVILLE, GA (WALB) -

Thomas County Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Shierling resigned after he was suspended without pay, pending an investigation into a comment he posted on Facebook.

According to Steve Jones from the Thomas County Sheriff's Office, Shierling officially resigned his position after 5 p.m. Wednesday.

The Sheriff’s Office was made aware of Shierling's post Tuesday night and made the decision to suspend Shierling Wednesday morning.

The post involved a comment he made regarding a fight at a fast food restaurant in Thomasville.

Shierling has been employed with the Thomas County Sheriff’s Office for 18 months.

Here's what the post said:

Lolz, these are the same people that want 15 an hr, the same people screaming "black lives matter" it's very clear they matter to you! I would've loved to have rolled up on this. If you aim right you could've gotten both of them on the same cartridge, let them ride it together!

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