Deputy Fires Gun in Courthouse Restroom

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  1. sculker

    sculker New Member

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    :rolleyes:

    Deputy Fires Gun in Courthouse Restroom
    A Cass County Sheriff's deputy who accidentally fired his handgun in a courthouse restroom has been suspended for eight days without pay. Authorities said Dean Wawers, 57, also will receive a written reprimand in personnel file.

    No one was hurt when the gun belonging Wawers discharged during lunch hour on Jan. 10.

    Fargo police said an investigation determined that his weapon was discharged accidentally.

    Authorities said he had hung the gun by its trigger guard, and the gun caught on the hook and discharged into the ceiling when he went to retrieve it.

    http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ht...oddaccidentaldischarge21.html?syndication=rss
     
  2. fluffo63

    fluffo63 New Member

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    he must be....

    ..abit more careful the nest no2..LOL sounds a little harsh for a accident?:D
     

  3. GlenJohnson

    GlenJohnson New Member

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    He doesn't normally carry it in a holster? Why was it hung by a trigger guard? Shoot, just stick the hanger into the barrel and leave it hang that way. Course, I'm new to this stuff, so I don't know nothin. :D
     
  4. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Make that "...his weapon was discharged due to negligence."

    Maybe someone should recommend a refresher course in basic firearm safety for this clown.
     
  5. Quigs

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    Hell you do that in the Army and you lose rank and half your pay for 45 days, plus extra duty for 45 days...Gotta love Article 15s...I say they should make him teach firearms safety to the entire department.
     
  6. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    You've been there, huh?
     
  7. Quigs

    Quigs New Member

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    Nope, Have some friends that have been. I learned not to have one when some girl at the clearing barrel had one after a range.
     
  8. matt g

    matt g New Member Supporter

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    You're with a COSCOM unit aren't you?
     
  9. SimonTuffGuy

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    Why was it not in a holster? A sheriff would normally keep it OWB, right?

    Awkward...
     
  10. Zappa

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    This really isn't all that unusual. I've heard these kinds of stories before, there's been more than one "porcelain throne" that met it's fate by a lead pill........
    I personally know of two "accidental discharges" by PO's. One was an officer working the overnight shift inside the station and got bored and started palying "Quick Draw McGraw" with his service auto and he SHOT the PHONE on the desk! Answering the 911 calls got a bit tricky after that........
    The other case was far more tragic. A former Police Chief I know, in a small NH town, shot himself in the thigh with a 10mm while holstering a cocked and Un-locked Colt Delta Elite. He said he was tempted to sue the gunsmith that did the trigger job on it. His lawyer advised him that to persue such a suit would only make him look like an even bigger idiot than he already was. He decided to resign instead and take his pension with him.
    BTW, that 10mm is a NASTY round, it made a real mess of his leg. It took him over a year to recover to the point where he could walk again without crutches.......
     
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  11. Quigs

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    No replacement at fort campbell we had to go the range because the division was deployed in dec05. She was 2 in front of me and BANG right into the clearing barrel...I got hit with sand from the impact, then thanked god that I joined the Infantry and don't have to deal with people who don't use weapons everyday.
     
  12. Defender

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    I knew a guy in the Army who negligently discharged a .45 round while removing the weapon from his holster, and blew a hole in a very expensive base station tactical radio unit.

    Needless to say, his superiors were QUITE displeased. :p