Clay County Deputy Gets Suspension for Facebook Comment

A Clay County deputy’s controversial comment on social media has resulted in a one-day unpaid suspension.

Detective Jason Hicks wrote on Facebook that somebody should have “stomped his guts out” when referring to a man who was seen taking pictures of swimmers at Island Park Pool in Fargo in July.

The man was not charged.

Sheriff Bergquist says Hicks’ actions were a “direct violation” of the department’s standards of conduct.

Hicks was also ordered to attend social media ethics training.