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The latest SMACSS (Social Media Assisted Career Suicide Syndrome) lesson comes from Charles County, Maryland where a deputy sheriff vented on Facebook after a crash killed two teenagers Friday.
A Charles County Sheriff’s Office deputy who posted a message on facebook over the weekend with a derogatory comment about the horrific fatal accidents involving teenagers has been suspended pending a departmental review, Charles County Sheriff Troy D. Berry said Monday, March 6.
“Friday, March 3, was a horrific day in Charles County,” Berry said Monday. “Three crashes, four deaths and a person seriously injured. Young people with their entire lives ahead of them gone way too soon. And to make matters worse, one of our own employees, a sworn officer, made a remark on his personal social media page that was highly inappropriate and extremely insensitive. His remark saddens me for many reasons. Mostly, because it was hurtful, not only to the families of the deceased, but also to the men and women of the Charles County Sheriff’s Office who have worked so hard to protect our young drivers through the WE CARE program and other initiatives.
Ofc. Rob Glover is suspended with pay pending further administrative actions, according to Charles County Sheriff Troy Berry.
According to officials, just hours after two teens were killed in a crash in Waldorf Friday, Glover wrote, “F*^% em, shouldn’t have been driving that fast” on his Facebook page.
Sheriff Troy Berry called the comment disgusting and insensitive.
He said Officer Glover removed the post and apologized before being contacted by the department.