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Cop Quits After Saying He Would Volunteer To Assassinate Obama

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Navy Yeoman Kelvin Gumbs, left, is greeted by President Barack Obama, with daughter Malia, right, after the President pardoned Cobbler a 19-week old, 40-pound turkey, on the occasion of Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) keyword credit expires preset required formats ⬇more Version 3.2 Copyright © 2001-2005 Six Apart. All Rights Reserved.
Navy Yeoman Kelvin Gumbs, left, is greeted by President Barack Obama, with daughter Malia, right, after the President pardoned Cobbler a 19-week old, 40-pound turkey, on the occasion of Thanksgiving, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) keyword credit expires preset required formats ⬇more Version 3.2 Copyright © 2001-2005 Six Apart. All Rights Reserved.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A Jacksonville police officer has quit after admitting he told colleagues that he would volunteer to assassinate President Barack Obama.

The 57-year-old retired earlier this month while facing an internal investigation into his comments to other officers after the election. He told them that if an order came to kill Obama, he "wouldn't mind being the guy."

When questioned by the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office integrity unit, he said he also didn't care if a nuclear explosion killed everyone in the Northeastern U.S because they supported Obama. He told the investigators his comments were hyperbole and not actual threats.

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