State trooper shoots himself in the hand ADVERTISEMENT Advertise with us! StoryChat Post Comment Friday, October 19, 2007 VINELAND An off-duty state trooper was taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden on Thursday night after accidentally shooting himself in the hand.The trooper, whose name was not released, was cleaning a gun at home when it fired, said Sgt. Stephen Jones, a state police spokesman. He said the trooper is stationed on the Atlantic City Expressway. The injury was not life-threatening, Jones said. Additional information about the incident was not available. I hate jersey troopers.