Officer who pushed CNN host suspended after disturbing video surfaces: ‘I’ve killed a lot’


St. Louis County police officer has been suspended from duty after a video surfaced of him making troubling comments at an Oath Keepers meeting earlier this year.

Officer Dan Page, a 35-year veteran of the force, is seen on the video “railing” against the Supreme Court and Muslims, according to CNN. He also called President Obama an “illegal alien,” and spoke of nine combat tours in the Army while calling himself “a killer.”

“I personally believe the lord Jesus Christ is my savior, but I’m also a killer,” he said. “I’ve killed a lot, and if I need to, I will kill a whole bunch more.”

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This is the second time the spotlight has fallen on Page in the past week. The officer was captured on camera Monday pushing CNN anchor Don Lemon on a sidewalk during a live broadcast in Ferguson, Mo.

“Move out of the way, sir. Move,” he said at the time, extending his arms and shoving Lemon backwards.

Police Chief Jon Belmar told CNN that Page “does not represent the rank-and-file of the St. Louis County Police Department,” calling Page’s comments “disgusting.”

“They are not indicative of the St. Louis County police department,” Belmar said. “They’re not indicative of the officers that he works beside, and frankly, he’s let them down.”

Page speaks for more than an hour in the video, covering multiple topics, including urban violence and domestic disputes.

“You don’t like each other that much, just kill each other and get it over with,” he said of people engaging in domestic violence. “Problem solved. Get it done.”

The St. Louis County Police Department issued a statement on its Facebook page saying Page “had passed the evaluations upon returning from [military] deployment and there was no indication of this attitude.”

Tom Tillison


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