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Hospital fires man who showed up to vote in Confederate flag and noose shirt

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Updated November 08, 2018 06:48 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CIRCA) -- The health company that employed a Mississippi man who showed up to the polls for Tuesday's midterm elections in a shirt featuring a Confederate flag and a hangman's noose has been fired.

Thursday evening, a spokesperson for Regional One Health stated in a release that it had fired Clayton Hickey after investigating the situation.

"Regional One Health holds employees to a high standard. We are committed to upholding our mission to provide compassionate care and execptional services to all," the statement reads. "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."

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (CIRCA) — A Mississippi man has gone viral for wearing a racist shirt inside a polling location in Memphis.

Clayton Hickey voted at an Olive Branch, Miss., polling place while wearing a T-shirt that said “Mississippi Justice” and showed a noose displayed in the middle of the Confederate Flag.

WMC reported that the man treats patients at a Memphis hospital and used to be a police officer.

His employers Regional One Health are investigating.

Hickey is a former Memphis police officer but resigned in 2010 after he was caught with an underage girl and alcohol in his car, according to WMC.

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