'Who cares, another dead cop': Woke Miami FIREFIGHTER is suspended for mocking cop shot dead in the line-of-duty during robbery by suggesting victim was anti gun-control and anti-vaccine
- Detective Cesar 'Echy' Echaverry, 29, a five-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department, was shot in the head by a robber on Monday
- On Wednesday the police announced that Echaverry had died from his injuries: the gunman, Jeremy Horton, was shot dead by police during the incident
- On Thursday a Miami firefighter, Kevin Newcomb, ranted online about Echaverry's death and mocked police for being against gun control and vaccines
- Fire Chief Joseph Zahralban said Newcomb has been relieved of duty while his comments are investigated
Miami's fire department has placed a woke firefighter on leave after he posted an online message mocking the murder of a police officer in the city.
Cesar 'Echy' Echaverry, 29, a five-year veteran of the Miami-Dade Police Department, was shot in the head on Monday night confronting a robber, and died on Wednesday.
The robber was killed in the firefight.
On Thursday, Kevin Newcomb joked about Echaverry's death in a forum, mockingly saying he deserved it because he was likely 'against gun control' and unvaccinated.
'Who cares another dead cop probably against gun control,' Newcomb wrote.
'Cops exist for the government to exercise its monopoly on violence. They want the whole world to stop when one of theirs goes down.'
Detective Cesar 'Echy' Echaverry, 29, was shot in the head on Monday and died on Wednesday. Kevin Newcomb (right), a firefighter, mocked the news of his death
The firefighter also mentioned the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, and police officers who died from COVID-19.
'How many idiots I had to transport with honor guard their dead bodies from coronavirus because they were all too stupid to wear masks or get vaccinated,' he said.
'All cops are for is protecting the rich property owners and the status quo.
'Everything else is a farce. F*** the police.'
Miami Fire Chief Joseph Zahralban said the department is aware of the message and Newcomb has been relieved of duty.
'We have been made aware of a message that has been circulating regarding a written statement posted by one of our members,' Zahralban's statement read.
'At this time, we are conducting an investigation into the statements that were made and the individual has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.'
Echavarry was part of a high-risk robbery intervention squad
Horton's white sedan is seen crashed into patrol cars and a red vehicle
Zahralban said Newcomb's comments do not reflect the department's values.
'As public safety professionals, police officers and firefighters depend on one another to ensure our mutual safety,' he continued.
'It is the foundation of our working relationship and the source of our respect for one another.
'We continue to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in law enforcement, alongside the Echaverry Family and the entire Miami-Dade Police Department during this difficult time.'
Echaverry, who was engaged to be married, died on Wednesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital's Ryder Trauma Center.
He was a member of Miami-Dade Police's Robbery Intervention Detail, a squad that works in areas that are prone to crime and frequently encounters dangerous suspects.
Authorities said a white sedan that had been involved in an earlier armed robbery at a gas station in Dania Beach was spotted by Echaverry's team.
Horton, the driver, tried to speed away but hit police patrol cars and a civilian car.
Horton got out on the car and tried to flee on foot as officers yell.
A gunfight ensure, killing Horton instantly.
A second suspect in the armed robbery, Jamie Robles, was shot and killed by officers during a search warrant on Tuesday afternoon at a hotel in Miami Springs.