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Brian Gossert biography: 13 things about white cop from Mansfield, Pennsylvania

Brian M. Gossert is a white man from Pennsylvania, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He lives in Denver, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. (a)
  2. He is Vance W. Gossert and Dawn Eriks son. (b)
  3. He has two siblings namely Brent W. Gossert and Brooke N. Gossert. (b)
  4. For him, the Confederate flag is not racist because it represents the South just as how the Union flag represents the North. He is confused why it was okay to fly the LGBTQ+ rainbow flag but not the Confederate flag. (a) (c)
  5. He believes that Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan and it is the Democrats who start racism. (b)
  6. In 2009, he was a private in Fort Benning, Georgia, USA. (d)
  7. In 2012, he graduated from the Mansfield University Police Academy in Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (a)
  8. On September 14, 2014, he changed his Facebook profile photo to the logo of the Pennsylvania State Police. He did the same on December 31, 2016. (d)
  9. On February 28, 2015, he visited Ephrata, Lancaster County. (d)
  10. On August 14, 2019, he was hired as an as-needed police officer for the Mansfield Police Department. (a)
  11. On December 7, 2019, he took to Facebook to share a photo of U.S. flags with the words, “REMEMBERING PEARL HARBOR DECEMBER 7TH, 1941.” (d)
  12. During the regular meeting of the Mansfield Borough Council on September 9, 2020, council member Robert Fitzgerald made a motion to recommend his hiring as a full-time police officer, which was approved. (e)
  13. While in full uniform as a Mansfield Police Department officer inside his police car, he took to TikTok to share his views about the Confederate flag and racism. The video, which has been deleted, went viral and was brought to the attention of Mansfield mayor Mike Detweiler on March 30, 2021. (a)

 

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