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Thu Aug 2, 2018, 08:52 PM

Cop's gun accidentally goes off at officer's funeral, 2 hurt

Source: NY Post

CRANSTON, R.I. — The Cranston police department is reviewing an incident in which a gun accidentally went off after the funeral for a slain Massachusetts police officer, slightly injuring two other officers.

The July 20 incident, just coming to light, involved a Cranston police sergeant who had been part of the honor guard for the funeral of Weymouth Police Sgt. Michael Chesna, who was fatally shot while investigating a car crash.

A police report says the Cranston officer, who was not identified, was changing out of his uniform on a bus outside Blue Hill Cemetery in Braintree, Massachusetts, when his gun accidentally slipped from his holster and went off.

Two Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officers who were in the area were slightly hurt by debris kicked up by the bullet. Both refused medical treatment.



Read more: https://nypost.com/2018/08/02/cops-gun-accidentally-goes-off-at-officers-funeral-2-injured/

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Reply Cop's gun accidentally goes off at officer's funeral, 2 hurt (Original post)
ansible Aug 2018 OP
Ilsa Aug 2018 #1
CozyMystery Aug 2018 #2
Pope George Ringo II Aug 2018 #5
Grassy Knoll Aug 2018 #3
johnp3907 Aug 2018 #4
truthisfreedom Aug 2018 #6
appalachiablue Aug 2018 #7
BHDem53 Aug 2018 #8
JustABozoOnThisBus Aug 2018 #14
Aristus Aug 2018 #9
apnu Aug 2018 #16
Aristus Aug 2018 #17
JohnnyRingo Aug 2018 #10
TheFrenchRazor Aug 2018 #11
ileus Aug 2018 #12
sl8 Aug 2018 #13
Sunlei Aug 2018 #15
Devil Child Aug 2018 #18

Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 09:01 PM

1. My granny always said: stay out of bars after midnight,

Wednesday night prayer meetings if you're the only one there with the pastor, and police funerals. They are all just too damn dangerous.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 09:05 PM

2. Hmmm.... my gun expert DH says guns don't fall out

of holsters and fire. The hammer block prevents the gun from firing unless the trigger is pulled. Hammer blocks have been on guns since about 1890. Some guns also have a grip safety.

Revolvers don't have thumb safeties, but they do have hammer blocks. Safeties prevent the trigger from being pulled at all.

Every gun manufactured in the world has a hammer block installed.

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Response to CozyMystery (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 09:17 PM

5. There's also the problem with dropping really anything.

Sometimes we reach out by reflex to snatch a dropped object from the air before it hits the ground. Sometimes that makes a mess with a knife, and every so often it pulls a trigger.

Whatever happened, it's hard to call the officer involved part of the solution.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 09:05 PM

3. Hill Street Blues...



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Response to Grassy Knoll (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 09:16 PM

4. Too perfect!!!

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 09:55 PM

6. Remember the fbi dancing officer whose gun went off injuring

a nearby bystander? That happened when he tried to quickly pick it up and his finger entered the trigger guard. That probably happened here too.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 10:33 PM

7. Who could forget..

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2018, 10:59 PM

8. He should have left the bullet in his shirt pocket.

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Response to BHDem53 (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 11:04 AM

14. Ha! Good one.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 12:16 AM

9. Do they only ever hire sub-moronic trogs to be police officers anymore?

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Response to Aristus (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 12:59 PM

16. Maybe the trogs are the only ones applying

Who really wants to be a cop today anyway? The pay sucks, the hours suck, the training hard, the rules obscure and convoluted. They're trained to be paranoid and aggressive, also sneaky and suspicious of everything. To say nothing of the thuggry and military footing they have now.

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Response to apnu (Reply #16)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 01:25 PM

17. Good point.

Doesn't bode well for civil rights in this country...

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 01:07 AM

10. Couldn't keep it in his pants?

Guns don't shoot people accidentally, idiots do.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 02:17 AM

11. F**k cops. nt

 

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 07:41 AM

12. Must have been a P320

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Response to ileus (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 10:13 AM

13. Glock 22, according to the Patriot-Ledger

From http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20180801/two-police-officers-injured-in-accidental-shooting-at-chesna-funeral

...

Cranston Police Sgt. Michael Patnaud, a member of the department’s honor guard, was removing his department issued .40 caliber Glock 22, from the holster of his honor guard uniform, officials said. The gun fell out of the holster, and fired when Patnaud attempted to catch it.

...

Shastany said Wednesday night he did not disclose the incident earlier because of the investigation.

He said the holsters on the ceremonial uniforms are not the same as the ones that are part of regular police uniforms and “not designed for street wear.”

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Sounds like it might be less a matter of the the gun not being "drop safe" and more a matter of the trigger being pulled.

Also, it's probably a good time to address the carrying of loaded pistols in their ceremonial uniform holsters.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 12:07 PM

15. I guess some people never learn proper gun safety and make stupid mistakes.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Aug 3, 2018, 01:52 PM

18. Negligent discharge

There is no such thing as an "accidental" discharge. The word accident implies there was no way to avoid this outcome.

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