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A Louisiana police office lost his job after commenting "how unfortunate" the coronavirus didn't kill all Black people.

According to KLFY, former Kaplan officer Steven Aucoin was relieved of duty and terminated after he made the comment on Facebook during the governor's press conference on Friday.

One commenter posted, "Virus that was created to kill all the blacks is death." Aucoin responded, "Well it didn't work... how unfortunate."

Chief of police, Joshua Hardy, said Aucoin's behavior is not tolerated within the police department and Aucoin was fired after an investigation revealed he wrote the comment.

"We're held to a higher standard than the normal civilians, so you got to watch what you do, you got to watch what you say. You can't just go and post anything you want on social media," said Chief Hardy.

Fellow cops and Kaplan residents defended Aucoin, calling him a good cop and saying the screenshots were taken out of context.

But Chief Hardy was adamant that Aucoin was fired after a thorough investigation. "There were some comments that... was not suitable for a police officer to put up on Facebook," he said.