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S.F. Chief Admits that She Has Not Qualified with Duty Weapon in Years

June 05, 2008  | 

San Francisco Police Chief Heather Fong has acknowledged that she has gone years without qualifying with her service pistol.

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Comments (7)

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cutolo @ 6/5/2008 4:20 PM


SharpShooter @ 6/5/2008 5:40 PM

Kharma. What comes around, goes around. Those who live in glass houses, shouldn't cast stones. Etc.

wolfva @ 6/5/2008 9:38 PM

Looks like Cohen has an ax to grind, but nonetheless. Police cheif's have GOT to understand that first and foremost they are POLICE OFFICERS. Any chief that hides behind the 'I'm MUCH to important to qualify like those pedantric peons' excuse doesn't deserve the badge, or position.

knight3218 @ 6/6/2008 12:36 PM

Fong has punished officers for missing One qualification, she should set the example and be held to a higher standard. Fong mas missed at least TEN qualifications, and there is no excuse she must be FIRED.
Any street officer would be fired for less, why hold her to a lower standard of conduct?

tgis81 @ 6/6/2008 3:53 PM

What Fong has done was not just a mistake. It's not like she was very busy and missed her date at the firing range. SHE MISSED TEN DATES! This displays to me that her failure to qualify was done knowingly and intentionally. She should not be carrying a weapon she has not qualifyed with for 5 years. I wonder when the last time she cleaned her weapon was... Does it even come out of the holster? WILL it fire? AND has the same ammunition been in her magazines this whole time? If so, the mag springs are probably shot and would cause a malfunction in feeding the rounds.

As others have stated: Just because she is the chief, it is NOT acceptable for her to be held to a lower standard. As police officers, we are held to a higher standard than the general public. The police chief, of all people, should be held to an ever higher standard than other officers.

I am disgusted by this.

Randy Janes @ 6/6/2008 3:59 PM

Come on Chief! Lead by example. You are not that important that you can't occasionally get to the range to qualify. Do the right thing to promote respect among those who work for you.

ROB ROY @ 6/10/2008 9:06 PM

Just another useless administrator. this doesnt surprise me a bit.

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