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Clayton Hickey has been identified as the Olive Branch, Mississippi, man wearing a racist T-shirt with a Confederate flag and a noose. Hickey lost his job on Thursday because of the incident.

A registered nurse who works at a hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and lives in Olive Branch, Miss., was fired on Thursday for wearing a racist shirt to the polls on Election Day.

A photo of Clayton Hickey at a polling place in Olive Branch that quickly went viral showed him wearing a pro-lynching T-shirt with a Confederate flag.

Hickey is a former Memphis police officer who was fired in 2010 after he was found with a 17-year-old girl and an open container of alcohol and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor, BuzzFeed reports. News outlets say attempts to contact him have been unsuccessful.

On Thursday, Regional One Health in Memphis confirmed the man in the photo was an employee at the hospital and that he had been fired after a thorough investigation.

The hospital released a statement saying:

“As of today, November 8, 2018, we have completed our investigation and what we learned led to the termination of the employee in question. Regional One Health holds employees to a high standard. We are committed to upholding our mission to provide compassionate care and exceptional services to all. This includes fostering a safe and protected work and care environment for all. Behaviors contrary to these principles are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.”

Written by Madison365 staff

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