Brian M. Gossert is from Denver, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, United States. He is a former police officer in Mansfield, Texas.
While in full uniform as a Mansfield Police Department officer inside his police car, Gossert 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.
Gossert started by saying he does not understand how the Confederate flag is racist. He said, “It represents the South just like the Union flag represents the North.”
“No one says that the union flag is racist so why are we saying the Confederate flag is racist?” Gossert asked. “Well they fought against the North so yeah, technically they fought for slavery, I guess you could say, but again, that’s been over 200 years ago. I think it’s time that people just like, get the f–k over themselves because, if, if that’s true, if the symbolism behind that flag is still that hurtful now, then we should still hate the south so why hate them for something that no one is alive from anymore.”
“You want to know who started the KKK?” Gossert also asked. (It is) the f——g Democrats, probably the same party that you agree with, so again, get f——g like read a f—–g history book. Everyone wants to call cops racist but yeah, you know who starts racism? Democrats.”
Aside from Denver, Gossert has lived in other parts of Pennsylvania including Terre Hill. Here are 13 more things about him:
- Aside from Denver, he has lived in other parts of Pennsylvania including Terre Hill.
- He is Vance W. Gossert and Dawn Eriks son.
- He has two siblings namely Brent W. Gossert and Brooke N. Gossert.
- In 2009, he was a private in Fort Benning, Georgia, USA.
- In 2012, he graduated from the Mansfield University Police Academy in Mansfield, Tioga County, Pennsylvania. (a)
- On September 14, 2014, he changed his Facebook profile photo using the logo of the Pennsylvania State Police. He did the same on December 31, 2016.
- On February 28, 2015, he visited Ephrata, Lancaster County.
- On August 14, 2019, he was hired as an as-needed police officer for the Mansfield Police Department.
- 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.”
- 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.
- On April 8, 2021, he resigned from the Mansfield Police Department.
- On January 2, 2023, he used the logo of the police department of Brackenridge, Pennsylvania on February 6, 2023 as the temporary profile picture of his Facebook account.
- He was 32 years old when he used the logo of the police department of McKeesport, Pennsylvania on February 6, 2023 as the temporary profile picture of his Facebook account.
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