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Fla. Cop Quits After Obama Assassination Talk

November 23, 2012  | 

CC_Flickr: Austen Hufford
CC_Flickr: Austen Hufford

Sam Koivisto, now a former Jacksonville police officer, told investigators he did comment he'd volunteer to kill President Barack Obama. He told them he was frustrated with the Nov. 6 election and the threat was all talk.

On Wednesday, Koivisto told the Times-Union the issue was "blown out of proportion" and that he was planning to retire in five months anyway. He said the early retirement was probably "best for everybody."

What Koivisto said in the department's auto theft office the week of the election didn't appear to break the law but is an example of behavior among police and other agencies in Jacksonville that has been found inappropriate and even criminal in the past several months.

Read the full Florida Times-Union story.

Tags: Jacksonville Sheriff, Barack Obama, Secret Service


Comments (7)

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Vicki @ 11/26/2012 8:21 PM

We sure don't need any more lunatics who are evil enough to want to kill our duly elected president. Many of us voted for President Obama both times and did so because he is the best person for this important job as the leader of this nation. We sure did not want Mr. one percent only Romney in office. Americans voted and now it is time to get to work for the good of this country.

Mark @ 11/26/2012 9:07 PM

Vicki get a life

Phil @ 11/26/2012 10:46 PM

I agree with Vicki. I couldn't have said it any clearer, but it was well said! Can't we get along...? Let the loss go and let's work on getting this country back together as a united country.

LawDog @ 11/27/2012 6:24 AM

Well said Vicki.

hank hill @ 11/27/2012 7:17 AM

koivisto is a nut!!!!!!!!!!!!

S.S @ 11/27/2012 10:02 AM

Bottom line even if you didn't vote for Obama and many of us didn't. We still need to conduct ourselves as professionals. Our profession calls for it. I doubt that this officer meant what he said, but still he said it and needs to take responsibility for it.

John @ 11/29/2012 5:08 AM

You liberals only believe in politically correct freedom of speech that agrees with your radical leftist agenda. Sam Koivisto wouldn't have said anything about our corrupt, foreign born mutt of a president if he truly had any intention of causing harm to him.

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