Officer Dan Page is expected to receive his full pension after 35 years as a police officer, Sergeant Colby Dolly, aid to the St. Louis County Police Chief, told MSNBC.
Page was suspended for a rant in which he threatened to “kill everybody” in a video reported on by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
“I’m into diversity. I kill everybody, I don’t care,” he said in the video.
“I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord savior, but I’m also a killer. I’ve killed a lot. And if I need to, I’ll kill a whole bunch more,” he continued. “If you don’t want to get killed, don’t show up in front of me, it’s that simple. I have no problem with it. God did not raise me to be a coward.”
He said that he is not in favor of hate crime laws.
“We have no business passing hate crime laws,” he said, “because we’re setting aside a group of people special.”
Page also made offensive comments about Muslims, members of the LGBT community and President Obama.
He was the police officer who pushed CNN reporter Don Lemon while he was reporting on the Ferguson, Mo. protests.