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California Training Officer Accidentally Shot by Rookie

It happened at a tow yard police were using as a training ground for new officers. Stockton police say during the tow yard training exercise a rookie officer accidentally discharged their weapon, hitting a training officer.

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West Virginia Officer, Trooper Suffer Non-Life-Threatening Gunshot Wounds

Two law enforcement officers attempting to execute a search warrant were wounded by gunfire on Thursday.

Off-Duty Indiana Officer Accidentally Shoots Woman While Cleaning Gun

An off-duty officer with the Edinburgh (IN) Police Department accidentally shot a woman Wednesday evening while cleaning a handgun.

Off-Duty Missouri Officer Accidentally Shoots Neighbor

Police in Kansas City, MO, are investigating a shooting involving an off-duty officer who told investigators he shot his neighbor with an accidental discharge.

Michigan Officer Suffers Accidental Gunshot Wound

An officer with the Detroit Police Department was hospitalized following an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Houston Officer Accidentally Shoots Self During Training

An officer with the Houston Police Department accidentally shot himself during training on Tuesday morning.

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.

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.

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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.