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Video: Florida Officer Shot, Killed in Firearms Training

April 07, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Florida Officer Shot, Killed in Firearms Training

Ocala (Fla.) Police Department Officer Jared Forsyth died after he was accidentally shot during firearms training on Monday afternoon, authorities said, reports WFTV.

Forsyth, 33, was accidentally shot at about 3 p.m. at the Lowell Correctional Institution, officials said.

Ocala Police Chief Greg Graham said Forsyth was participating in routine firearms training and was struck when a bullet discharged from another officer's weapon. "One of our officers was unloading his weapon, and it accidentally discharged. The round ricocheted off a bench and struck the officer," Graham said.

Forsyth was wearing a bulletproof vest, but the bullet went through his arm and entered his side, which was not covered.


Comments (3)

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Jon Retired LEO @ 4/7/2015 4:22 PM

Another tragic negligent discharge! Keep the finger off the trigger and point in a safe direction when unloading weapon. Rest in peace officer Forsyth and condolences to your family and department.

PopCop @ 4/8/2015 5:49 AM

This has always been a dangerous job even in training. My prayers go out for this officers family

Thomas @ 4/8/2015 11:36 AM

There is no excuse, none for any Officer dying in a firearms training session. It is something that should have been addressed by command. No unloading of a weapon anywhere but into a clearing site, loaded the same way or on the line downrange. The job is dangerous enough without these kind of mistakes.

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