FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Tactical Pants - Galls
A popular choice for public safety professionals, the Galls Tactical Pants are...

Top News

Video: Pennsylvania Police Chief Dies from Accidental Gunshot While Cleaning Pistol

September 14, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Pennsylvania Police Chief Dies from Accidental Gunshot While Cleaning Pistol

Pennsylvania State Police say a Lawrence County police chief was killed Sunday.

They say he accidentally shot himself in the chest over the weekend while cleaning a .40 caliber pistol at his home. Police say he was home alone at the time, but was discovered a short while later by his girlfriend, KDKA TV reports.

Chief Edward Macri, 56, of the Bessemer Borough Police Department was taken to Jameson Hospital where he was pronounced dead an hour and a half later.


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Henry Johnson @ 9/14/2015 5:47 PM

I do not know what occurred, other than what was indicated in the article. I wonder if this was an accidental AD, or a staged crime.
It is drilled in our heads to assume all weapons are loaded, or a round is chambered.
These mistakes happen when training is ignored.
It is possible that this chief administered punishment for an AD.
Sad this happened, RIP.

[email protected] @ 9/15/2015 9:02 PM

I dearly hope the PSP looks into this "accident". Just doesn't seem right that the Chief would not only fail to clear his weapon but also that he would point it at his chest and pull the trigger, which would be the only logical reason it would go off. Blues, Stay Safe.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

WA Police to Add Suppressors to Rifles to Prevent Hearing Damage
Rifles carried by Spokane, WA, police on patrol will soon be equipped with suppressors, a...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine