Ocala (Fla.) Police Department Officer Jared Forsyth died after he was accidentally shot during firearms training on Monday afternoon, authorities said. More Here.
A veteran Mississippi Gaming Commission officer who was promoted Tuesday to Director of Investigation for the agency was fatally shot Wednesday morning in an accidental shooting at the agency's office in Robinsonville. More Here.
Trooper David Kedra, 26, of the Troop K, Skippack station was participating in a training exercise at the Montgomery County Public Safety Training Complex in Conshohocken, Pa., when he was shot. Read More. Read Update.
No one keeps complete nationwide statistics on law enforcement training accidents, but they are a significant cause of death and serious injury in the line of duty. Most training accidents share one common trait: They could have been prevented.
When an officer is shot and killed in a training session, odds are some other officer pulled the trigger. The result is devastating for the officers of the agency involved and for the friends and families of both officers.