GUN Officer Killed After Gun Accidentally Discharges

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  1. TL1000RSquid

    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Officer Killed After Gun Accidentally Discharges
    Gun Dischaged In Officer's Home
    http://www.wfsb.com/news/16177464/detail.html
    POSTED: 3:24 pm EDT May 6, 2008

    PORTLAND, Maine -- A nine-year veteran of the Portland Police Department is dead after his handgun discharged in what police are calling a tragic accident.

    Investigators said Sgt. Robert Johnsey was apparently preparing his duty weapon for his next shift when it discharged late last night at his home in Westbrook. He died a short time later at Maine Medical Center.

    The announcement was made by Portland Police Chief Timothy Burton, who said Johnsey's death was a sad and tragic moment for his department.

    Burton indicated that the bullet probably hit an artery, but that the death is under investigation by the State Medical Examiner's Office. In accordance with routine procedure, such deaths are classified by the state medical examiner as suspicious pending a state police investigation.

    Johnsey, who was 37, is survived by his wife, Carol, and their two children, ages 12 and 9.

    Funeral arrangements are incomplete.

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    I was going to say suicide but if he bled out from an artery hit I guess it probably was an accident.
     
  2. mattsb2000

    mattsb2000 OT Supporter

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    There are some pretty big arteries in your neck.
     
  3. GTP

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    That would suck :(
     
  4. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    I don't see anything about where he was shot. If I had to venture a guess I'd say he shot himself in the leg.
     
  5. JaimeZX

    JaimeZX Formerly of :Sep 2001: fame - Also: Sprout Crew OT Supporter

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    :Glock leg:

    Still. RIP :(
     
  6. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    finger off trigger.

    it's the most simple things that end up getting you killed.
     
  7. Trlstyle

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    that, and god knows why the muzzle was pointed anywhere near him.
     
  8. Anders 7

    Anders 7 I aim to misbehave OT Supporter

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    Shit happens when you unload and reload your guns everyday. Keep em loaded son :squint:
     
  9. demusn79

    demusn79 New Member

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    Ouch,don't want that one.
     
  10. ShackleMeNot

    ShackleMeNot MINDSET

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    Yeah, this will step on toes but most of you reading this probably have similar gun handling skills to this officer. You might not think that you do, but if you are like the "average" gun owner, you do.
     
  11. mephistopholes

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    Not stepping on my toes. Hell, I admit that I have caught myself more than once with a gun pointed where it shouldn't be. It's easy to reach a familiarity and comfort level where you let the fundamental rules slip. You can take every assurance it's not loaded and can forget the basic rule that a gun is always to be considered loaded.
     

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