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Chief Fires Officers Who Talked About Killing Colleagues

July 02, 2013  | 

A central Tennessee police chief fired three of his officers Monday, after reviewing patrol car video showing the trio discussing killing other officers.

Pigeon Forge Police Chief Jack Baldwin said he dismissed Trinity Brown, Jefferson Thigpen, and Michael Musgrove for "conduct incompatible with continued employment," reports the Knoxville News Sentinel.

The officers allegedy threatened to open fire during the day shift and said they would start by taking out the chief, according to a partial transcript obtained by WATE.

The conversation between the three officers was captured on June 7.


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Jim A @ 7/2/2013 4:32 PM

What?! Those idiots. I think they were probably just voicing their frustrations, but that is a really stupid thing to say.

mike @ 7/3/2013 4:48 AM

There is a vast difference between voicing your frustations and openly talking about killing someone. If they haven't figured that out by now, they have no business in the police world and may want to find a gang to join.

Lt Dan @ 7/8/2013 5:34 AM

If these officers had appropriate union representation, they would still be on the job. Makes me glad to work in the south where there are no unions and goofball screw-ups can be shown the door.

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