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New York Officer Died From Accidental Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Initial reports that an officer with the Rochester (NY) Police Department died because he crashed his personally owned vehicle into a ravine lacked an important detail: he had accidentally shot himself and was attempting to drive himself to the hospital.

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Massachusetts Officer Suffers Wound from Accidental Discharge

An officer with the Cambridge (MA) Police Department reportedly suffered a gunshot wound to the leg due to an accidental discharge of their sidearm.

Chicago Officer Accidentally Shoots Self in Buttocks, Leg

An officer with the Chicago Police Department had an accidental discharge of his service weapon, suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his buttocks or upper leg.

Off-Duty California Officer Suffers Accidental Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

An off-duty officer with the Alhambra Police Department suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound during an encounter with an off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy on Sunday night.

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.

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.