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chickenfried
08-11-2010, 9:13 AM
"it went off" always cracks me up. Like it just fired for no reason.
Authorities say a Santa Rosa police officer was accidentally shot during a practice session at a firing range in Marin County.

Marin County Sheriff's Sgt. Debra Barry says another Santa Rosa police officer was clearing a round from a .40-caliber gun around 4 p.m. Tuesday when it went off. The bullet went into a concrete table and broke into fragments that struck a second officer in her leg, hand and face.

The officer was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital with minor injuries. The officers' names were not released.

Barry says the incident appears to have been an accident and no further investigation is planned.

The Circle S Ranch and Shooting Range is on a 196-acre ranch in western Marin County. It is used by various law enforcement agencies for training and practice.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/08/11/state/n075003D99.DTL&tsp=1#ixzz0wJnR93Ah

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2010/08/11/state/n075003D99.DTL&tsp=1

choprzrul
08-11-2010, 9:22 AM
airlifted.... with minor injuries

WTF???

The whole thing sounds like an exercise in 'Stupid'.

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Uriah02
08-11-2010, 9:43 AM
The Army did away with "accidental discharges" a couple years ago, any unintended firing is now classified as a "negligent discharge".

MrPlutonium
08-11-2010, 10:01 AM
Oy...yeah it's not like they just go off by themselves. Finger off the trigger, people!!

paul0660
08-11-2010, 10:05 AM
airlifted.... with minor injuries

first thing I noticed. Too bad they didn't have a cop car nearby........oh wait.

biglou
08-11-2010, 10:15 AM
The Officer was clearing his weapon at cement table. What happened to clearing stations, or clear it before you come off the line.

shooting4life
08-11-2010, 10:23 AM
Probably was this guy
http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc316/MegaChickenX/Motivators/1176951138968.jpg

Whiskey_Sauer
08-11-2010, 10:46 AM
WTF???

The whole thing sounds like an exercise in 'Stupid'.

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I don't know if you've ever been out to Circle-S, but conservatively, and without traffic, I'd say it's at least 45 mins. to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital, and that's assuming that an ambulance or other transport was immediately available to leave.

doc1buc
08-11-2010, 10:53 AM
Where was the local RO for that range session? The guys that normally run the range for simple civilians are pretty up to snuff about range rules.

SJgunguy24
08-11-2010, 10:59 AM
I wonder if that gun was on the "safe handgun roster"? I mean they are highly trained LEO's and are able to handle such weapons that us mere mortals would simply shoot ourselves with.

psango
08-11-2010, 11:52 AM
In 12 years of service as an LE firearms instructor and range master there were no ND's on my range. When people made a safety violation I would tell them "That in the service, I'd killed people before and another wouldn't way that heavy on my conscious", I was stretching the truth, but it did help keep people in line. I was told I needed "sensitivity training", about that time I retired.

faterikcartman
08-11-2010, 2:25 PM
The Army did away with "accidental discharges" a couple years ago, any unintended firing is now classified as a "negligent discharge".

This sounds more correct to me. Even with an "accidental" discharge, if someone was hurt you were violating a rule of safe firearms handling.

So no further investigation? Now not only do cops not need "safe" guns like the rest of us, they don't need safe handling either.

StephenhDMRS
08-11-2010, 2:41 PM
There sure are a lot of "accidental discharges". Not even my old guns have "accidental discharges." I believe it's called a user error.

MudCamper
08-11-2010, 3:26 PM
The range rules at Circle-S are already brutally prohibitive (no holster drawing, no rapid fire, etc,). This idiotic maneuver can only make matters worse.

rg_1111@yahoo.com
08-11-2010, 3:31 PM
Let's all hope the lady that got hit is ok.

Sgt5811
08-11-2010, 3:42 PM
WTF? I took a 9mm round to the leg and all I got was a show for the ladies when they cut off my pants and boxers to take a look. Nothing like flashing the goods with a hole in your leg!

audiophil2
08-11-2010, 3:46 PM
Where was the local RO for that range session? The guys that normally run the range for simple civilians are pretty up to snuff about range rules.

From what I remember Circle S is closed Tues/Wed. Maybe the weapons trained LEOs felt a RO was not needed.

Spiggy
08-11-2010, 6:07 PM
boogerhook off the bangswitch!

Cali-Shooter
08-11-2010, 8:41 PM
So many LEO accidents lately... makes me shocked at how even the yahoos who shoot at Burro manage to walk out (for the most part) unscathed. And these are just run of mill, sometimes gangstaesque and ghetto shooters we're talking about... :confused:

Mac
08-11-2010, 8:44 PM
Let's all hope the lady that got hit is ok.

^All that really matters.^ Well, S$^t happens. What can you say.

Ron-Solo
08-11-2010, 8:56 PM
Everone has a brain fart once in a while, and if you have a loaded gun in your hand at the time, the results can be really bad.

glbtrottr
08-11-2010, 9:57 PM
Cool - so long as they're measured in the same manner as citizens are, including arrests, charges, and discipline....tragedy is immaterial in this case.

Not anti LEO - anti double standard.

INJUNTOM
08-11-2010, 10:15 PM
OOps :D

joedogboy
08-11-2010, 11:05 PM
Negligence, not an accident.


Which means that it needs to come with all the consequences that negligence entails.