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Rise in Accidental Gunshots by L.A. County Deputies Follows New Firearm
October 20, 2015
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say that the increase in accidental discharges — from 12 in 2012 to 30 last year — occurred because deputies were adjusting to the new gun. They expect the numbers to fall in the years ahead.
Pennsylvania Police Chief Dies from Accidental Gunshot While Cleaning Pistol
September 14, 2015
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. More Here.
Video: Pennsylvania Police Chief Dies from Accidental Gunshot While Cleaning Pistol
September 14, 2015
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.
Los Angeles Sheriff's Deputies Fire More Accidental Shots After Switch to New Guns
June 15, 2015
Accidental gunshots by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have more than doubled in two years, endangering bystanders and occasionally injuring deputies. The jump coincides with the department's move to a new handgun that lacks a safety lever and requires less pressure to pull the trigger.
Accidental Discharge Killed Pa. Trooper
October 2, 2014
The Pennsylvania state trooper killed Tuesday during a firearms training exercise in suburban Philadelphia was fatally wounded when another trooper's gun accidentally discharged.
Florida Officer Shot with Own Holstered Gun During Foot Pursuit
July 1, 2014
A Sweetwater, Fla., police officer was recovering Monday after his holstered gun discharged and hit him in the leg while he was chasing shoplifting suspects at Dolphin Mall.
North Carolina Officer Wounded by Accidental Discharge
May 30, 2014
One police officer’s gun went off and another officer was wounded in the leg early Thursday as the Raleigh, N.C., police answered a call about a man who had been waving a handgun at an apartment complex in North Raleigh.
Video: Pa. Trooper Accidentally Shoots, Kills Pregnant Wife
March 10, 2014
Police released the identity of a pregnant woman accidentally shot to death Friday afternoon in Montgomery County, Pa., by her husband, a state trooper.
Detroit Officer Cleared in Accidental Discharge Death
February 10, 2014
Police said then that Miller “embraced” Parrish from behind while dancing. Parrish, now 40, was wearing his police-issued handgun on his waist, and it fired striking Miller once.
Conn. Officer Wounded by Accidental Discharge
December 19, 2013
A city police officer suffered a gunshot wound to his thigh after what police described as an accidental discharge of his handgun.
3 Students Injured when Calif. Officer's Rifle Discharges at School
October 24, 2013
Chino, Calif., police are investigating how and why an officer’s AR-15 accidently discharged, injuring three students, during Red Ribbon Week activities Wednesday morning at Newman Elementary School, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports.
Calif. Boy Fires Officer's Holstered Pistol
September 3, 2013
A Lodi (Calif.) Police officer was injured, when a boy fired the officer's holstered gun at an educational reading event and ran away.
Officer's Weapon Accidentally Discharges on School Bus
May 15, 2013
The Winchester (Va.) Police Department is taking a close look at its officers' weapons holsters after an officer's gun accidentally went off in a special needs school bus.
N.Y. Cop Resigns Over Accidental Discharge at High School
March 18, 2013
The veteran Lloyd (N.Y.) Police officer who accidentally fired his service weapon in a high school hallway has resigned after an internal investigation faulted him for the incident.
SRO Program Suspended After Accidental Discharge at High School
March 7, 2013
A New York school district suspended its resource officer (SRO) program Tuesday, after an officer's gun accidentally discharged in a high school hallway.
Dallas Cop Kills Self While Cleaning Weapon
September 11, 2012
A Dallas Police Department officer fatally shot himself while cleaning his service weapon at home on Monday afternoon, the department announced. Officer Christopher Pasley died as a result of an apparent accidental discharge.
Judge: Paralyzed L.A. Cop Can Sue Glock
July 31, 2012
A state appeals court reinstated a lawsuit against Glock filed by a paralyzed Los Angeles Police Department officer who claims the pistol didn't have adequate safeguards.
Third-Grader Shot at Wash. School Remains In Critical Condition
February 23, 2012
Students returned to Armin Jahr Elementary School Thursday in Bremerton, Wash., a day after a third-grader was accidentally shot after a gun in the backpack of another student discharged.
Ga. Probation Officer Dies In Training Accident
September 1, 2011
A loaded weapon was accidentally discharged and Officer Tiffany Bishop, 24, was fatally wounded at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson.
Police Advise Holster Use After Man Shoots Own Penis
August 9, 2011
As Joshua Seto, 27, and his fiance, Cara Christopher, walked to a local grocery store last week in Chandler, Ariz., for refreshments, he tried securing her pink handgun in the front waistband of his pants.
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