Civil Air Patrol officer reinstated after hanging post


September 17, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A lieutenant colonel in the Kansas' Civil Air Patrol who resigned his command after posting on Facebook that a state lawmaker should "swing from a tree" has chosen not to resume participation in the volunteer organization despite being cleared to do so.

Jonathan Holder is "not active," Col. Linette Lahan, commander of the Kansas Wing of the Civil Air Patrol, said, according to The Topeka Capital-Journal .

The Civil Air Patrol, an auxiliary of the Air Force, conducts emergency searches and mentors cadets as young as 12.

Holder, who joined the Civil Air Patrol in 2001, s...

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