N.C. SWAT Vet Dies From Flash-Bang Blast While Securing Gear
February 26, 2011
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer and SWAT veteran died late Friday when a distraction device used in tactical incidents exploded while he was securing his gear in his department-assigned SWAT vehicle, reports the Charlotte Observer.
Officer Fred Thornton, a 23-year veteran and father of four, was transported to Carolinas Medical Center and underwent surgery, yet succumbed to his injuries.
Read the full story at CharlotteObserver.com.
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Self Defense Weapons @ 3/1/2011 3:35 AM
That's just absolutely horrible. Isn't there a better way to secure this device? What a senseless death.
bweekley @ 3/1/2011 6:26 AM
RIP brother, our thoughts and prayers are with your family and agency.
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