Utah Department of Adult Parole & Probation

Moab officer had been fired from state for racist comments

Gist had history of violent social media posts before landing a job with MPD, had been fired for undermining ‘public trust’

“Keep Calm and Hate Muslims,” reads the first post the letter highlights.

Fired Moab officer regrets profanity used over police radio

Honored for bravery during fatal domestic violence incident

Before he was fired by AP&P, Gist was nominated for a Medal of Valor, a Medal of Merit, and received a purple heart.