Cop Who Mocked LeBron James Fired for Violating City, State Policies

Don’t mess with LeBron. Nate Silvester, the Idaho cop who went viral for his TikTok video mocking Lebron James, was fired Thursday from his position as a Bellevue Deputy Marshal. The TikTok video brought Silvester internet fame, as he went all in on basketball legend LeBron James.

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Bellevue Mayor Ned Burns posted on the city’s Facebook page Thursday that Deputy Nate Silvester was terminated effective May 27. However, the mayor denied that the decision was due to the content of his online posts.

“During the week of May 20th, while on shift Deputy Marshal Silvester violated several clearly established City of Bellevue and State of Idaho Policing policies,” the statement read. “After his previous policy violations Deputy Marshal Silvester was placed on probation and was on, what is called, a ‘last chance agreement’ with his superior officers. Because of his continued policy violations, the Marshal has terminated Mr. Silvester effective May 27th, 2021.”

Silvester went on Hannity to speak about his firing:

“I am the latest target of cancel culture, Sean. That’s all it is,” former Bellevue deputy marshal Nate Silvester told “Hannity” on Thursday. “None of my other videos that depicted me in my uniform or involving body camera footage, none of those mattered. They didn’t care about those. It wasn’t until my LeBron James TikTok struck a political nerve that they started to pay attention and complain about it and came up with forms of discipline.”

The “Hannity” host told the former officer to:

“Sue their a–es off.”

“I am still trying to wrap my head around that. I was just fired this morning,” Silveseter said.

Don’t feel too bad for this guy, a GoFundme page for him has raised over $531,000.

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