Woman fired after apparently celebrating murders of Mississippi police officers

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LAUREL, Miss. — A Mississippi Subway worker has been fired after being accused of apparently celebrating the murders of two Hattiesburg police officers on social media.

On Saturday, officers Benjamin J. Deen, 34, and Liquori Tate, 24, were making a traffic stop when they were shot. They were taken to a hospital, but did not survive. The suspects were arrested.

The Clarion-Ledger reports someone identifying herself as Sierra McCurdy and wearing a Subway employee’s uniform posted about the killings on Facebook shortly after the incident.

In one post, she said “Two police officers shot tonight in Hattiesburg. GOT EM.” The post included handgun and laughter emojis.

A Subway spokesperson said the following in an email to the Clarion-Ledger: “This kind of behavior is unacceptable and does not represent the values and ethics of our brand. The unfortunate choice of one individual should not reflect on the more than 400,000 honest, hardworking Sandwich Artists worldwide. The franchisee has terminated the employee, effective immediately.”

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