Police Chief Shoots Self at Gun Training Session

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    Police Chief Shoots Self at Gun Training Session

    RIVERDALE, Utah — The police chief in Riverdale accidentally shot himself in an ankle while demonstrating how to dislodge a jammed handgun.

    Chief Dave Hansen was taken to McKay-Dee Hospital in Ogden for surgery.

    The 54-year-old chief accidentally fired a gun during a training exercise inside a conference room at Riverdale police headquarters.

    A fire captain and Riverdale Mayor Bruce Burrows confirmed the chief shot himself Saturday in an ankle bone. They said he was trying to fix a gun with a jammed round when the bullet fired.

    Riverdale police officers carry .40-caliber pistols.

    Hospital supervisor Rohn Larsen said Hansen was in stable condition Sunday. Larsen said he couldn't reveal which ankle — left or right — the chief shot.

    A Weber County dispatcher said nobody from the Riverdale police department was available Sunday to release any information on the accident. A patrol officer on duty Sunday said he didn't know anything about it.

    The chief's brother, a state lawmaker, said Hansen is a 23-year veteran and chief of the Riverdale police force since 2006.

    Rep. Neil Hansen, D-Ogden, said he regularly goes target practicing with his brother and described him as safety-conscious.

    "I've never seen him do anything reckless," Neil Hansen told the Standard-Examiner of Ogden.

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    Did someone call law enforcement?? You know all gun show wounds are mandatory reporting.
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    I'm wondering where the handgun was "jammed that required enough force when renoving it the gun fired could this be one of those new anus concealment holsters.Or was the training session something like this now this is a glock 40 the only one smart enough in this room to handle this gun is me .....bang
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    i"m sorry, what are those FOUR RULES.
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    You know that's really gotta hurt. The only thing I could think of being worse---if he got charged with discharging a firearm in a government building.

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    And these are the folks who pull me over with their hand on the gun

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    This is why I'm always so darned careful when on the range with numerous others (ie, in classes). I would much rather clear a simple jam or issue with a second pair of eyes watching, given the added stress of the situation.

    When out by myself in my own IPSC-style bay, I'm all for running through rapid clearing drills ... but, not when lots of others are around and the impact of a bad move skyrockets so dramatically.

    Of course, we all know the four basic rules. Of course, it's clear he didn't follow the main one, of keeping the muzzle pointed in a safe direction. He could have blown all the others but kept that one, and the bullet would simply have gone downrange as it was supposed to. Unclear whether he had his finger near/on the trigger, though it's very unlikely to have fired otherwise.

    Kind of sucks to be him, right now.
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    Sounds like they need someone else doing the training.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by BENZIN View Post
    And these are the folks who pull me over with their hand on the gun
    Or draw on your wife finger on the trigger because they see a gun in an open carry state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BENZIN View Post
    And these are the folks who pull me over with their hand on the gun
    You got stopped by this guy? Also, where do you want them to put their hand?
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    People are seldom made "chief" due to their superior gun handling ability. In fact, quite the opposite may be true......
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    Quote Originally Posted by sheepdog View Post
    People are seldom made "chief" due to their superior gun handling ability. In fact, quite the opposite may be true......
    A very valid point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    You got stopped by this guy? Also, where do you want them to put their hand?
    NO ,but I generalized cause all of the time I get pulled over by a leo they act like they pulled over 1 one on fbi most wanted .
    makes me really scared for my life to have some new leo scared off me with his hand on the gun with twichy nerves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BENZIN View Post
    NO ,but I generalized cause all of the time I get pulled over by a leo they act like they pulled over 1 one on fbi most wanted .
    makes me really scared for my life to have some new leo scared off me with his hand on the gun with twichy nerves.
    Then stop getting pulled over.

    When an officer pulls you over, he doesn't know you from Adam. He has no way of knowing if you're a pillar of the community or some psycho who just murdered his whole family. He has every right to be cautious. That's how rookies become veterans.


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    Yes, friend slow down a little. My brother in law who is a motorcycle cop has been on the force for 15 years and is always cautious. This is nothing against you personally, just the way leos are trained to handle traffic stops.
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