LAKELAND, Fla. (FOX 13) - Another employee of Polk County Fire Rescue has resigned after complaints about his social media posts.
Monday, the county said Michael Ruby, a medic who was in a new-hire probation period, resigned after it was discovered he posted pictures having to do with his job.
One of the photos shows his fire truck in a bay. Another shows a CAD screen with information about a motorcycle crash. A third shows blood on the floor of an ambulance.
The investigation into Ruby's posts started several months ago after a citizen wrote a letter of complaint, saying the posts were “inappropriate, unprofessional, and in poor taste.”
Ruby told investigators he posted five or six other photos but couldn’t remember the details.
This is the second time in about a week in which a Polk Fire Rescue employee has resigned because of social media issues.
Immediately after the fire, Williams was docked 24 hours pay. When a second video he shot popped up on social media of another fire, Williams resigned.
Polk Commission Chairman George Lindsey would not comment on Ruby leaving the department.