An off-duty Hamilton County Sheriff's Office deputy was terminated Tuesday after allegedly being discovered on Saturday "engaging in conduct unbecoming an officer" behind Hamilton Place mall, a news release states.
The deputy, Bryan Coker, was immediately suspended with pay after the incident came to light and an internal affairs investigation began. Coker, who was hired in October 2018 and still within his six-month probationary period, was fired Tuesday by Sheriff Jim Hammond.
Coker had been partnered with a full-time training officer and was scheduled to start the state's P.O.S.T. Lateral Academy to train and familiarize himself with Tennessee's law enforcement standards on Monday.