Former Fairborn Police Officer Lee Cyr was fired for celebrating the suicide of Black Lives Matter activist Marshawn M. McCarrel II.
McCarrel, 23, shot himself in the head at the Ohio State House last month.
Before he took his life, McCarrel wrote on Facebook, “My demons won today. I’m sorry.”
He added: “Let the record show that I pissed on the state house before I left.”
Two days after McCarrel’s death, the gleeful officer took to Facebook and wrote: “Love a happy ending.”
He deleted the insensitive comment after a furious public outcry was unleashed on his Facebook page.
Cyr was placed on leave while the incident was under investigation.
“[Cyr’s] action is in violation of the department’s social media policy and does not conform to the Professional Standards & Core Values established by the organization,” the police department said in a statement after announcing Cyr’s termination.
Black Lives Matter was born out of frustration over the unjust deaths of multiple unarmed black men by racist cops. The organization is comprised almost entirely of vocal online Black Twitter members.