Last week, the internet fell in love with Gainesville Police Department officers Nordman, Hamill and Rengering after this photo of them went viral on social media during Hurricane Irma, granting them the nickname “Hot Cops.”
A week is a long time in
dog internet years. Because it turns out, officer Michael Hamill, hot cop in the center of the photo, is a vile Jew hater.
One of the three Gainesville, Fla. “hot cops” that went viral for their looks earlier this week has been suspended after the Gainesville Police Department received complaints regarding anti-Semitic posts on Facebook.
Officer Michael Hamill, who told TIME on Wednesday that he’s “never had this much attention before,” allegedly made the remarks on his personal Facebook page, the Gainesville Sun reported Thursday. In response, the Gainesville PD issued a statement Friday that Hamill had been suspended with pay.
“GPD is reviewing the allegations and will do so in accordance to Florida law and department policy,” the statement reads, adding that the department “takes these allegations extremely seriously.”
Here are Hamill’s posts.
Jew hatred is a sickness. It can afflict anyone, even those who are incredibly good looking but, more disturbingly, those who are supposed to protect the public.