Ohio Officer Fired for Calling Black Lives Matter Activist’s Suicide a ‘Happy Ending’

MarShawn McCarrell and Lee Cry Facebook

After Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel committed suicide on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, Fairborn, Ohio, police officer Lee Cyr was placed on paid leave while his department investigated comments he made about McCarrel’s death.

“Love a happy ending,” wrote Cyr on Ohio Politics Facebook page, just two days after McCarrel committed suicide.


Though Cyr was off duty when he posted the comments, they still resulted in his firing.

“This action is in violation of the department’s social media policy and does not conform to the Professional Standards & Core Values established by the organization,” the Fairborn police department said in a recent statement on Cyr’s comments.

A month after his death, it’s still unclear to family and law enforcement why McCarrel committed suicide.

“He impacted so many people, touched so many lives,” said McCarrel’s mother, Leatha Wellington.

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