Officer's son shoots self with service weapon.

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    Officer's son shoots self with service weapon.

    Figured I'd post this as a reminder on proper firearm storage. With 5 kids in the house, this officer should of at least had the provided lock installed on his weapon.

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    Pretty tough way to learn a lesson...I feel sorry for all involved, but that police officer should have known better.
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    Poor family...I wonder why he didn't have it on him or locked away?
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    Sad! Prayers sent for all concerned.

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    That's a horrible thing for anyone to go thru and I feel bad for the family/friends. However, I can't but wonder if he'll get a pass by the prosecutor b/c he's LEO.

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    Very, very sad.
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    So sad, can't imagine what the family is dealing with ?
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    Terrible, totally preventable tragedy. This sort of thing just gives more power to the anti-gunners..."If this could happen to a police officer, ordinary citizens should not be allowed weapons".
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    Just a few years ago, something similar happened near where I lived at the time. I always seem to remember tragedies, especially when it involves guns and children. We all just need to take the utmost responsibility here. Headlines are always something for others to read. Making the headlines is something we never want to do. Loosing a child over carelessness or irresponsibility is something that demands so much more than our attention. May our children be blessed always. Each time I see a tragedy such as this, I loose a little bit of faith in humanity.

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    A tragedy we can all learn from, regardless of trade.
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    Most young children don't have the strength or ability to pull the trigger while gripping the gun normally,they usually grip the gun with their thumbs on the trigger,which means the muzzle is pointing at them.That is one scene I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
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    This is heartbreaking. I cannot imagine the feelings of guilt on the part of the officer and possibly tremendous resentment on the part of the other family members. This is a tragedy on so many levels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2edgesword View Post
    Unfortunately sometimes familiarity breeds a lax attitude.
    This is very true. I'm just as guilty as the next guy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    This is very true. I'm just as guilty as the next guy.
    Quote Originally Posted by 2edgesword View Post
    This is heartbreaking. I cannot imagine the feelings of guilt on the part of the officer and possibly tremendous resentment on the part of the other family members. This is a tragedy on so many levels.

    Unfortunately sometimes familiarity breeds a lax attitude.
    Quote Originally Posted by dukalmighty View Post
    Most young children don't have the strength or ability to pull the trigger while gripping the gun normally,they usually grip the gun with their thumbs on the trigger,which means the muzzle is pointing at them.That is one scene I wouldn't wish on my worst enemy.
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    So sad, can't imagine what the family is dealing with ?


    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Amen^^^^^^^^^

    To all that.

    I'd be willing to bet that there's not a one of us here that is not guilty of some form of negligence, if not the very same described here in the article.
    We either caught it before it turned into an incident, or we got lucky, and nothing became of it.

    Who can say for sure until we find out from the report.
    Sounds as though the officer had another firearm stowed in the closet and the tot found it.
    Doesn't sound as though it was his service weapon.
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