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Deputy resigns over social media post

A veteran Jessamine County Sheriff’s deputy resigned after posting a video online which was deemed degrading and demeaning.

Deputy Joshua Fite resigned Oct. 29, the day the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office announced the deputy had been suspended without pay over the incident.

“The resignation of Mr. Fite is the result of his actions in a social media video that he took part in and shared,” a JCSO statement reads. “The actions portrayed in the video do not reflect the values nor the code of ethics that deputies of this agency are required to uphold.”

Fite had been a full-time deputy since May 2010, Lt. Anthony Purcell said, and had worked off and on with the department for a total of 18 years.

The video in which Fite, while in uniform, talked about magic shoes that made a person gay, was discovered Oct. 28. Jessamine County Sheriff Kevin Corman issued a statement that night saying the deputy shared the video on his personal Facebook page. The deputy was ordered to remove the video, which he did.

“As the Sheriff of Jessamine County I would like to assure you this type of behavior is not condoned and will not be tolerated by this office,” Corman wrote in an earlier post. “As Sheriff, I strive to provide services to Jessamine County free of discrimination and that reflects equality.”

The video, Corman’s post said, violated the department’s social media policy.

About Fred Petke

Fred Petke is a reporter for The Winchester Sun. His beats include cops, courts, fire, public records, city and county government and other news. To contact Fred, email fred.petke@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0051.

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