LYONS, Colo. (CBS4) – The Lyons Fire Chief, J.J. Hoffman, resigned following a post on social media. He posted a comment on Facebook about using a fire hose on Black Lives Matter protesters in Denver.

J.J. Hoffman (credit: Lyons)

The Lyons Fire Protection District Board of Directors posted on its website on Monday announcing the resignation.

“Chief Hoffman expressed to us that he felt it was in the best interests of the Lyons Fire Protection District for him to resign,” the post stated.

(credit: Lyons)

The board has started looking for a new chief.

The Daily Mail reports complaints about the Facebook comment were filed with State Rep. Jonathan Singer, D-Longmont. He then filed a complaint with the NAACP Colorado Montana Wyoming State Conference.

A biography for Hoffman states he is a fourth generation firefighter and was born in Colorado.

For the last 24 years, he served as a volunteer and paid firefighter.

Comments (3)
  1. APFD says:

    It is very sad that freedom of speech is not protected. Johnathan Singer has lost my vote.

  2. Richard Parks says:

    The liberals cannot stop falling all over themselves to apologize to these civic terrorists! I don’t know what went so wrong with the arrest of Mr. Floyd but justice is being practiced. The peeps were fired, arrested and charged for the murder. BLM is so concerned about black lives, have they ever heard of Chicago? RIoting, LOOTING and destroying lives, businesses and property is criminal. Fire hoses would be acceptable as a starter. Voting out these liberal, progressive, socialist communists and keeping them out of office is predominate to maintain our constitutional republic. Barring that well have to take to the streets also.

  3. Paul Frawner says:

    Been easier on the protesters than rubber bullets and gas. Rep Singer needs to get a life. Poor excuse for representation for the district if that posting upset him..

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