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Texas Police Cadet Charged After Accidentally Shooting Classmates

A cadet in a Texas City police academy classroom was arrested after a gun he brought to class in his backpack discharged, injuring three other cadets, police say.

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South Carolina Officer Struck by Accidental Discharge During Training

An officer with the Charleston Police Department was reportedly struck by a bullet when a gun was accidentally discharged during training at the agency's firearms range on Monday afternoon.

Texas Officer Accidentally Discharges Sidearm in High School—Nobody Injured

An officer with the Mesquite (TX) Police Department reportedly was inspecting his weapon in an office on Thursday at a local high school when the firearm accidentally discharged.

Report: Officer in France "Playing with Firearm" Fatally Shoots Colleague

An officer in France has died of a gunshot wound in what was described as "a tragedy due to a mistake in handling a loaded firearm."

2 Indiana Officers Injured by Accidental Discharge in Training

Two officers with the Fort Wayne (IN) Police Department were struck by a single bullet when one of the officer's service weapon accidentally discharged in training.

German Police Cadet Accidentally Shoots, Kills Fellow Trainee

The police cadet whose firearm discharged may face the charge of negligent homicide.

New York Officer's Ballistic Vest Saves Him from Accidental Discharge

An officer with the Ellenville (NY) Police Department reportedly shot himself in his chest—the bullet was stopped by his body armor—as he attempted to flee from an attack by a rabid fox.

Off-Duty Baltimore Officer Accidentally Shoots Herself in Leg

An off-duty officer was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning after accidentally shooting herself in the leg.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Accidentally Shot, Killed by Colleague

The officer—identified as 24-year-old Katlyn Alix—was in the living room of another officer who was on duty but at the home when he mishandled a firearm and shot Alix in the chest.

Off-Duty California Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself in Chest

The officer—who has not yet been identified—reportedly had an accidental discharge in the parking lot of the restaurant that struck him somewhere in the chest area.