Nordstrom fires man for Facebook comment about killing police

PORTLAND -- A former Nordstrom employee in Portland was recently fired after an inflammatory comment he made on Facebook about killing police went viral.

According to FOX 12, Aaron Hodges lost his job at the Nordstrom is Pioneer Courthouse Square two days after he posted the comment to Facebook.

His post read, "Instead of slamming the police... every time an unarmed black man is killed, you kill a decorated white officer, on his doorstep in front of his family."

Hodges said many complained to Nordstrom after the post went viral. Nordstrom fired Hodges, releasing a statement that said, "We want to be very clear that what this person chose to post from his personal account does not in any way reflect Nordstrom's view -- we do not tolerate violence, violent confrontations or threats of any kind."

Hodges admits the post was egregious, but said it wasn't meant to be taken literally. He said he wanted to make people realize that all lives deserve respect.

"So if (an officer) was shot in his doorstep, they're going to have 21-gun salutes and vigils and black strips across the badge. What is Eric Garner getting? Hodges asked FOX 12.

Hodges said he understands the company's decision to let him go, and he accepts responsibility.