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Police officer quits after comments about Obama

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

Sam Koivisto told the Florida Times-Union on Wednesday that his comments had been blown out of proportion and that he had planned to retire in five months, anyway.

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