Steve Bergren was talking to a fellow Tarpon Springs detective about how much he coveted an assignment last month when he made this comment. He said there will be an active shooter situation at Tarpon Springs Police Department headquarters if he didn’t get the position, according to the agency the detective said it was something that made the hairs on the back of his neck stand up said Tarpon Springs police major Jeffrey Young. Bergren wrote to the police chief to say he was just joking. He resigned Thursday before Tarpon Springs police chief Robert Kochen could fire him for breaking City Rules. Young said law enforcement cannot ask the public to watch out for red flags or signs of potentially dangerous behavior and ignore such a sign under its own roof. In his letter he says it was in jest but in hindsight it was ill-advised, Young said in today’s society you just can’t say something like that and not be held accountable for it.