Deputy Appeared to Operate Two Facebook Pages

By James F. Tracy

Our April 9 report of Broward Sheriff’s Deputy Jason Fitzsimons’ April 1, 2018 passing generated considerable online interest. This followup is intended to clarify the initial story based on observations of Fitzsimons’ social media activity and what we now recognize as the deputy’s dual Facebook pages that contain differing information.

First and foremost, Deputy Fitzsimons’ Facebook account was not “scrubbed,” as previously reported. Rather, Fitzsimons had no less than three Facebook pages–one of which was initiated in January 2016.

Further, a second Facebook page overlooked in our initial report in fact contains Fitzsimons’ politically-oriented posts that tend to make his untimely passing suspect, and as of this writing these political posts or images can still be viewed on the page in question.

While Facebook does not condone the practice it is not uncommon for individuals to have more than one such account, possibly in order to distinguish between professional and private/domestic lives and activities. (Fitzsimons’ third Facebook page listed above contains only one entry, a self portrait taken inside a vehicle posted March 7, 2017.)

The “About” section of Fitzsimons’ first Facebook account listed in the above graphic has no social contacts, educational affiliation or profession listed, suggesting the owner adjusted  the platform’s privacy settings.

This page was created in 2017 and is where Fitzsimons appears to share the posts suggesting skepticism over the “March For Our Lives” event, in addition to criticism of Democratic Party political leaders and enthusiasm for President Donald Trump. The page history, dating to at least Summer 2017, indicates a pattern of frequent posts highlighting a conservative political orientation.


On March 26 alone, a day before before Deputy Fitzsimons is “seen” on Facebook a final time, he “shares” 10 graphics or videos on this page, including the inflammatory depiction of teenage gun control activist David Hogg. Five of these reposts, including the Hogg graphic, take place in just over ten minutes–between 4:19PM and 4:30PM, perhaps on his work schedule during a break.

Earlier on March 27 Fitzsimmons seemingly replaces his profile photo with one that is at least several months old.

Four days prior, on March 23, Fitzsimons shared eight graphics or videos, and on March 25 four more.

There are also numerous photos and videos posted to this page depicting Fitzsimons’ love of music and sense of humor.

And again on March 26, less than one week before his April 1 passing, Deputy Fitzsimons posts professionally-related content of donning military-style body armor which, perhaps ironically, fits at least one eyewitness description of the garb worn by the individual involved in carrying out the Parkland school shooting.

The second Facebook account, “Jason Fitzsimons (Big Country),” is only active between January 18, 2016 to June 15, 2017, where one finds the page’s last post. As noted above, this gave us the initial impression that Deputy Fitzsimons’ Facebook account had been partially purged. On this page one finds Fitzsimons’ 1,000+ friends listed, in addition to posts of the deputy in out-of-uniform attire and alongside family members. Fitzsimons passed at 42 years of age, which means that he began his social media activity in his late 30s–unusual but not entirely impossible, unless there are additional Facebook accounts that have been deleted or the party is using another identity.

One cannot determine exactly why Deputy Fitzsimons used two Facebook accounts, yet for some reason based on the chronology above “Jason Fitzsimons (Big Country)” was abandoned in mid-2017 and its successor discussed above became active shortly thereafter.

Again, this is an attempt to amend previous analysis and more fully interpret Fitzsimons’ social media presence and unusual death. There are some readers already raising flags on the deputy’s identity and the authenticity of the death itself. At this point, however, given the information presently available we have no reason to doubt the Broward Sheriff’s April 2 Twitter and Facebook posts announcing the officer’s tragic passing.






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6 thought on “Jason Fitzsimons’ Social Media Presence”
  1. Morning James. I read your post and didn’t see a cause of death for this deputy. He looks quite fit to be dying of natural causes. If he died in a car accident or in the line of duty, I imagine that would have been mentioned that in their post. And the date is somewhat curious… April fools day. Maybe that’s a message to the rest of the force… don’t be a fool like Fitzsimons and shut up. The nail that stands up the highest gets hammered down first. There was the case of Steamboat Springs, Colorado police dept that was corrupt to the core. Two whistle blowers came forward to expose it… a former detective and a female patrolman. The DA went through their entire life histories to find something to discredit them or prosecute them. The town council gave the chief and his assistant golden parachutes and went after the whistleblowers relentlessly when the chief should have faced a myriad of charges. It stunk to high heaven. Police brutality cases, a car towing racket with a local company, rampant misogyny toward the female officers, ticket surcharges that went straight to the department. That’s just the tip of the iceberg. I guarantee no one will ever speak out again in Steamboat after how the whistle blowers were treated… like they were the problem. It sure looks like Broward County was involved with the Parkland shooting, don’t hold your breath waiting for a whistle blower to come forward

  2. I think Professor Tracy must be commended for making an effort to bring the good deeds of now deceased officer Jason
    Fitzsimons front and center if only for a day. It is hard enough to survive the various forces operating against an honest police officer every day, without contemplating possible internal hidden forces against an honest policeman or policewoman by their own superiors or department colleagues at death further possibly impeding or preventing the truth from being told after death.
    Of course we do not even have enough information to convince a grand jury to open up a case for this officer this late in the game. But the point is the system is clearly rigged against an honest police officer. The authorities in Florida had a duty to at minimum, preserve what information was available at the time of death of this officer and do it in a way which was open and honest rather than dishonest and hidden and secret. Then the public and the officer’s family could at least rest assured that their loved one had not had his good name and personal courage buried under a heap of government controlled lies aided by meaningless propaganda statements, “he died unexpectedly”, “may have died of cancer”, “called in with an illness” and all this total hot air B.S. for public consumption.
    Here what should be done. It must be mandated in law because if it is left up to district attorneys they can kill it all. And they do! At minimum for all police officers who die on or off the job, there must be a minimal crime scene investigation by some independent qualified investigators if such a group is even possible. The body must be immediately impounded and sent to a top pathology laboratory for full autopsy without any permission or consulatation required with anyone especially family which often oppose autopsies. An autopsy is not always conclusive but it is the only means to come close to reaching the truth of the causes of death of a person. Anything short of an autopsy is nothing but hot air meaningless speculation even by a medical doctor. Time is of the essence because if evil people used certain poisons to cause the death of a police officer, some exist which cannot be determined after a period of time, possibly a very short time interval. Most people , even with cancer, do not just suddenly drop dead. An autopsy discloses very precisely all toxins and poisons in a body. The science of chemistry is very advanced today. If some unusual poison is found there, then one might conclude foul play had occurred and proceed from that point. Frankly lawmakers have sold out police officers for failing to implement such a plan upon their death. Additionally, the laws must be changed to permit ordinary citizens to either convene or demand a grand jury be convened in such cases instead of permitting the district attorney, to make such a decision in secret and not being forced to publicly disclose his reasons. The whole system is frankly totally corrupt against justice. Citizens are shut out completely. The corrupt system is rigged. And I would bet, if the truth were known, the good officer Fitzsimons is a victim of criminal police misconduct at a high level, not just an innocent “unexpected” death as they would have us believe. This is all a shameful disgrace. The failed war on drugs has corrupted virtually every police department in the country in one way or another. Imagine a table in a windowless room deep inside a police station in anytown USA. A million dollars in cash sits on top of that table. No one will bother any of that money will they? Do you believe in the tooth fairy?

    Winfield J. Abbe, Ph.D., Physics

  3. Many people have multiple Facebook accounts for a myriad of reasons, but in this officer’s case, the most likely reason is that he probably forgot his password, and instead of initiating a password ‘recovery’, he simply started a new account.

    (Reason being, the password recovery needs to send the user a new password, and perhaps he didn’t want to do so on his department cell phone, or department laptop.

    PS; I’m not one to wear a tin foil hat, but if I could ask young David Hogg one question, it would be this:

    -How many firearms were in the Hogg family home the day before the tragic shooting? Since David’s father worked for the FBI, I would imagine the answer to my question would make naive David a hypocrite.-

    Naive teens think they know everything, this is the reason why the US voting age is 18. When this child turns 18, he can vote, until then, children have no place demanding Constitutional laws be changed.

    PSS, After my military service, an armed home invader paid me a housecall, having the means to defend myself and those around me, saved my life and others, including children on that fateful day.

    Violent criminals are often lurking in the shadows, simply awaiting opportunity. Sadly first responders cannot be everywhere when you need them.

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