Jessamine County, Kentucky – US: The Jessamine County sheriff’s deputy who was suspended earlier this week over an inappropriate TikTok video has left the department. A statement from the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Joshua Fite tendered his resignation on Wednesday afternoon.
Jessamine County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement saying that Joshua Fite is no longer employed with the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office. Fite was suspended after posting and appearing in a TikTok video with content that does not meet the department’s code of ethics
Fite was suspended after the department began an internal investigation into an offensive online video in which Fite appeared. Fite was in uniform in the video, which was ordered taken down on Tuesday night.
The resignation of Mr. Fite is the result of his actions in a social media video that he took part in and shared. The actions portrayed in the video do not reflect the values nor the code of ethics that deputies of this agency are required to uphold.. The resignation was immediately accepted by Sheriff (Kevin) Corman.Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office
In the video, the deputy offers another man magic Crocs, saying, if you put them on, you’ll turn gay. The other man is subsequently shown in various clothing combinations.
The sheriff’s office said in a Facebook post on Wednesday that the office is committed to treating everyone with respect and dignity regardless of their race, gender, sexuality or social class. Corman did not initially name the deputy or describe the video.