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Nov 22, 2012 Comments Off Pat Dollard

I don’t remember ever hearing such an uproar and sentiments of uprising against a President…

Excerpted from Jacksonville.com: 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.”

Koivisto, 57, retired last week rather than face an investigation into the comments he made after Obama’s re-election. During his Nov. 9 interview, he also told the integrity unit he had said he would not be bothered if a nuclear explosion “killed them all,” referring to residents of Northeastern states struck by Hurricane Sandy. They were Obama supporters, he said.

He told colleagues: “If an order was given to kill Obama or something, then I wouldn’t mind being the guy.”

He told them the comments were all hyperbole and not actual threats.

“That’s not saying I’m going to do it or would do it, and that’s never going to happen,” he added.