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Herschel Walker Used To Brag He Worked In Law Enforcement, But He Never Did: Report

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Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker has bragged about his days working in law enforcement — but it surely never happened, The Atlanta Journal-Structure reported Monday.

The previous NFL star endorsed by Donald Trump has reportedly talked previously, before his campaign, about packing a firearm during his time with Georgia’s Cobb County Police Department — and has claimed he was an FBI agent.

Neither the police department nor the FBI has any record that Walker ever worked for them, in line with the newspaper.

Yet Walker claimed in a 2017 speech: “I’ve been in criminal justice all my life,” the Journal-Structure reported.

In 2019 he reportedly said at a speech to soldiers at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state: “I frolicked at Quantico on the FBI training school. Y’all didn’t know I used to be an agent?”

In 2013 at a suicide prevention event for the Army, Walker said he “worked in law enforcement, so I had a gun. I put this gun in my holster and I said, ‘I’m gonna kill this dude,’” in line with the newspaper. (He was apparently referring to an incident in 2001 when he took a gun to chase a person who was late delivering a automobile. He said he sought mental health treatment afterward.)

In line with the Journal-Structure, Walker’s campaign biography says he majored in criminal justice during his time on the University of Georgia (though didn’t graduate) and was an honorary deputy in Cobb County and three other unnamed Georgia counties.

The Cobb County sheriff’s office couldn’t confirm he was an “honorary” deputy. But even when he had such a voluntary title, it’s “like a junior ranger badge,” former DeKalb County District Attorney J. Tom Morgan told the Journal-Structure. Walker would have had no law enforcement authority, Morgan said.

When asked to make clear Walker’s law enforcement claims, his campaign sent an Associated Press article saying that he had spent per week on the FBI training school in Quantico doing goal practice and running the obstacle course. A university degree and no less than 20 weeks at Quantico are required to turn into an agent, the newspaper said.

Walker does have a law enforcement connection from 2001 when he threatened a shootout with cops responding to a domestic disturbance at his home, in line with a police report, the Journal-Structure noted.

Walker has stopped mentioning his law enforcement experience since he launched his campaign.

The candidate, who’s running against first-term Sen. Raphael Warnock (D), has suddenly found himself immersed in controversies since he won the Republican primary and landed within the higher-profile general election.

Earlier this month, a political motion committee triggered a backlash when it campaigned for Walker at a downtown Atlanta gas station while handing out $25 fuel vouchers. A volunteer claimed it was Walker’s idea, regardless that federal law prohibits such a relationship between a candidate and a PAC.

It’s a felony in Georgia to pay for votes or bribe voters. The state’s voting law even bans volunteers from handing out water to voters while they’re waiting in line on the polls.

“Is he able to represent Georgia?” asked the ad.

Sen. Warnock recent campaign ad about Herschel Walker, where he pushes a magic snake oil body spray on the Glen Beck show that can supposedly immunize you from covid. pic.twitter.com/MvHqHL01Y2

— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) June 4, 2022

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