“Who Cares, Another Dead Cop”: Woke Miami FIREFIGHTER is suspended for mocking a cop who was murdered on duty, claiming the victim opposed gun control and vaccinations
- Detective Cesar ‘Echy’ Echaverry, 29, a five-year veteran with the Miami-Dade Police Department, was shot in the head by a robber Monday
- On Wednesday, police announced that Echaverry had died from his injuries: gunman Jeremy Horton was shot dead by police in the incident
- On Thursday, a Miami firefighter, Kevin Newcomb, ranted online about Echaverry’s death and taunted police for opposing gun control and vaccines
- Fire Chief Joseph Zahralban said Newcomb was relieved of duty while his comments were investigated
The Miami Fire Department has furloughed a woke firefighter after he posted an online message mocking the murder of a police officer in the city.
Cesar ‘Echy’ Echaverry, 29, a five-year veteran with the Miami-Dade Police Department, was shot in the head while confronting a robber Monday night and died Wednesday.
The robber was killed in the firefight.
On Thursday, Kevin Newcomb joked on a forum about Echaverry’s death, saying he deserved it because he was likely “anti-gun control” and unvaccinated.
“Who cares about another dead police officer probably against gun control,” Newcomb wrote.
“Police officers exist so that the government can exercise its monopoly on the use of force. They want the whole world to stop if one of them fails.”
Detective Cesar “Echy” Echaverry, 29, was shot in the head Monday and died Wednesday. Kevin Newcomb (right), a firefighter, mocked the news of his death
The firefighter also mentioned the shooting at a school in Uvalde, Texas, and police officers who died from COVID-19.
“How many idiots I’ve had the honor of transporting are guarding their bodies from the coronavirus because they were all too stupid to wear masks or get vaccinated,” he said.
“All cops are there to protect the wealthy property owners and the status quo.
“Anything else is a farce. Screw the police.’
Miami Fire Chief Joseph Zahralban said the department was aware of the news and that Newcomb had been relieved of duty.
“We have been made aware of a message that has been circulating regarding a written statement from one of our members,” Zahralban’s statement said.
“We are currently conducting an investigation into the statements made and the individual has been relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Echavarry was part of a high-risk robbery task force
Horton’s white sedan crashed into a squad car 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 each other 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 remain in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in law enforcement, alongside the Echaverry family and the entire Miami-Dade Police Department at this difficult time.”
Echaverry, who was engaged, died Wednesday at Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center.
He was a member of the Robbery Intervention Detail of the Miami-Dade Police, a force that works in crime-prone areas and frequently encounters dangerous suspects.
Authorities said a white sedan involved in a previous armed robbery at a Dania Beach gas station was spotted by Echaverry’s team.
Horton, the driver, tried to drive away but collided with police cruisers and an unmarked car.
Horton got out of the car and tried to flee on foot as officers yelled.
A shootout ensures that Horton is killed instantly.
A second suspect in the armed robbery, Jamie Robles, was shot dead by officers during a search warrant at a Miami Springs hotel Tuesday afternoon.