In Acadia Parish, The Estherwood Assistant Police Chief has resigned from his position after posting racist remarks on his personal Facebook page.

Police Chief Ernest Villejoin says he immediately called Wayne Welsh when he was notified and Welsh admitted to making the posts. He says this is no reflection of the police department and Welsh has publicly apologized.

“He said he wasn’t thinking when he did it, and knows what he did now. But he is no longer with the Estherwood Police Department.”

Welsh posted multiple comments on his Facebook page referring to Muslim women as trash bags, as well as, a racially charged meme. Villejoin says on behalf of the Police Department, he is extremely sorry if Welsh’s posts offended anyone.

“Wayne is a good man, he’s a good police officer but he resigned. He didn’t want the police department to have any problems with what he did so he resigned.”

Villejoin says he’s known Welsh his entire life and Welsh has been a police officer for the town for over two years.

“Believe me, I didn’t want any of it to come out like that. I try to be friends with anybody, I try to help anybody I can. I’m very sorry it happened.”