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Bristol officer arrested for threatening to kill sergeant

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Officer Adam Quinn threatened to kill his supervisor, Officer Craig Duquette. (WFSB) Officer Adam Quinn threatened to kill his supervisor, Officer Craig Duquette. (WFSB)
BRISTOL, CT (WFSB) -

A Bristol police officer has been off the job for months after investigators said he was arrested for threatening to kill his sergeant. 

Court documents, which were unsealed on Friday, revealed that Officer Adam Quinn threatened to kill his supervisor, Officer Craig Duquette, back on December 18.

It is unclear why Quinn made those remarks, but Eyewitness News learned that he was placed on leave back on December 3rd.

While Quinn was on leave, he still could attend training sessions. On Dec. 18, Quinn arrived here to the Memorial Boulevard School for training. His lawyer, Daniel Esposito, said he got into another officer's vehicle and according to the document, Quinn said that he wanted to "kill that motherf---er," and further stated that he was going to get fired and that Duquette "ruined his life."

The remarks were allegedly made in the presence of another officer, who told Duquette about a month later.

After hearing about the threat, Duquette began "frequently" carrying a firearm off-duty and stated that he "does not trust that Quinn will not follow through with this threat."

Since January, several internal investigations were conducted by Bristol Police.

Esposito said it stemmed from an arrest Quinn made, that left him and the suspect with injuries.

"Officer Quinn emphatically denies ever threatening to kill Sgt. Duquette," Esposito said. "[He] is infinitely more likely to save someone's life than take someone's life. We hope his department would acknowledge that."

Police are still investigating the incident internally. They said there is no danger to the general public.

The Bristol Police Department did not have a comment for Eyewitness News on Friday.

Quinn was charged with breach of peace and still on paid leave. Esposito said the officer will seek to be reinstated. 

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