Officer Fired Over Video Mocking LeBron James Publishes Book About What It’s Like Being a Cop During These Crazy Times

Former Idaho police officer Nate Silvester, who was fired over a viral video mocking LeBron James, has published a new book titled Never Off Duty about what it is like being an officer during these crazy times.

As the Gateway Pundit previously reported, Silvester was fired over a TikTok video responding to the basketball player’s threat against the cop who was involved in the fatal shooting of an armed teenager who was in the process of trying to stab another girl.

After being let go from the department, Silvester wrote a book about his experience.

“Never Off Duty was published in September of 2021, five months after I went viral for the ‘Lebron James Tiktok,'” Silvester told the Gateway Pundit. “Writing the book was one of the most rewarding and vulnerable things I’ve done in my life. It’s a very intimate account of some of my personal experiences as an officer. It also helps the reader empathize with officers and understand the dark reality of the day-to-day work they do. I’ve received so many positive reviews on the book from officers, their spouses, and non-law enforcement alike.”

Silvester served as a detective for the Twin Falls Police Department for a tenure of 12 years, and the Bellevue Police Department from December 2020 until his dismissal in May of 2021.

The book publisher describes the book by saying,”former Deputy Marshall Nate Silvester shares a revealing look at his life as a cop in 2021, the societal pressures of the job, the concept of being ‘never off duty,’ and standing up to speak on behalf of tens of thousands of silenced police officers and their frightened families.”

The mayor, who is believed to have been pushing for his termination, posted on the city’s official Facebook account about the firing, writing that he had violated policing policies and claimed that it had “nothing to do with the tone or the tenor of his speech that he posts online. He was not terminated for the content of his speech; he was terminated for his failure to follow clearly laid out and well established policy.”

Friends of Silvester believe that the city, specifically the mayor, had been looking for an excuse to fire him due to political pressure.

A fundraiser created by his friend Gannon Ward after his firing raised over $500,000.

Those who wish to purchase the book can do so here.



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