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Ohio Cop Fired After Calling Black Lives Matter Activist’s Suicide ‘Happy Ending’

FAIRBORN, Ohio — An Ohio police officer accused of making an inappropriate comment about a Black Lives Matter activist who killed himself on the Statehouse steps has been fired.

This 2010 photo shows Officer Lee Cyr testifying at a trial. The Fairborn, Ohio, officer was formally fired Tuesday, March 8, 2016, for a comment he made online about the suicide of an activist involved in the "Black Lives Matter" protests in Columbus. WDTN

Fairborn police say officer Lee Cyr was fired after an investigation into a Facebook comment posted last month under Cyr's account.

The comment stated "Love a happy ending." It was posted on the Ohio Politics Facebook page two days after MarShawn McCarrel II shot himself. McCarrel had helped with protests after high-profile police shootings led to the Black Lives Matter movement.

Police say that while Cyr was off duty when he posted the comment, his actions violated the department's social media policy.

Cyr had been with the department since 1994. No publicly listed phone number could be found for him Tuesday.