Two county jailers fired for online comments
Online comments expressing sympathy for Hitler and Amer- ican neo-Nazis ended the law enforcement careers of two Spalding County jailers Monday.
Sheriff Darrell Dix said Detention Officers Howard Costner and Jesse Jones were fired after comments and photos from their profiles on YouTube, Facebook, Reddit and other forms were released by antifascist activists Monday morning.
“Both of these gentlemen are no longer employed by the Spalding County Sheriff ’s Office based on some information that came to light today,” Dix said. “It doesn’t fit what we want to represent to the community and what we want to represent as an agency.”
Both men were active in online gaming communities where they engaged in commentary about the games with others.