Former Police Officer Charged With Threatening President Trump

Jun 22, 2018

President Donald Trump

A former Bowling Green police officer has been indicted for making threats against President Donald Trump.

The indictment by a federal grand jury stems from Andrew Ryan’s threatening social media posts against President Trump in May.

The 37-year-old Ryan was previously a Bowling Green police officer who has recently been a resident of Greenbrier, Tennessee.

According to records filed with the court, Ryan posted a message on Facebook that read, “Death is coming.” He also posted a Twitter message that read--quote--“I will kill Donald Trump if you don’t follow my leaders lead"--end quote.

Other documents show that officers with the Greenbrier, Tennessee Police Department seized several firearms from Ryan’s home and officers expressed concern that his behavior would escalate into an act of mass violence.

Ryan was taken into custody by the Robertson County, Tennessee Sheriff’s Department earlier this month for violating a protective order obtained by his family.

Family members said Ryan’s declining mental state and threatening behavior made them fear for their safety.

Ryan is in federal custody and faces up to five years in prison on each of two counts of threatening the president.