Subway employee fired for posts celebrating police deaths

On the left is an undated photo of Officer Liquori Tate released by the Hattiesburg Police Department. On the right is an undated photo of Officer Benjamin Deen when he participated in K-9 training at the police academy in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Both photos were provided to the Associated Press from the Hattiesburg Police Department.

LAUREL, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi Subway restaurant employee has been fired after posting a photo on Facebook that appeared to show her in uniform celebrating the killing of two police officers in Hattiesburg.

Multiple news outlets report Sierra McCurdy, who worked at a Subway in Laurel, wrote “GOT EM” in reference to the Hattiesburg officers on a post accompanied by emojis of a handgun over a photo of herself in a Subway uniform. The post apparently referred to the fatal shootings of 34-year-old Benjamin Deen and 25-year-old Liquori Tate on Saturday. Four people were arrested for the crime and one faces capital murder charges.

McCurdy’s posts created a firestorm on Twitter and many urged Subway to fire her.

Subway responded with a tweet saying the franchise had fired McCurdy and her behavior does not represent company values.

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