Memphis firefighter resigns from union post after Facebook flap

MEMPHIS, TN &#8211 A Memphis firefighter who posted Facebook comments that offended some Frayser residents has resigned from his union position, officials announced today.

Robert Kramer, who has served on the executive board of the Memphis Fire Fighters Association for six years, submitted his letter of resignation today. It officially takes effect Tuesday.

Kramer, a resident of Hernando, Miss., disparaged Frayser residents with his recent Facebook comments.

In an Aug. 18 post, Kramer said he noticed a rainbow on his drive to the Frayser area, then says in an apparent reference to the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, “The only gold in Frayser is in people’s mouth.”

In an Aug. 25 post, Kramer talks about going to “one of the retarded schools in Frayser tomorrow.”

Union official Matthew Tomek said a replacement for Kramer’s spot on the 10-member board hasn’t been selected yet.

From The Memphis Commercial Appeal.