December 18th, 2007 06:55 PM
Tualatin Man Accidentally Shoots, Kills Wife: MERGED
PLEASE BE CAREFUL AND FOLLOW THE BASIC RULES FOLKS!
I added the Emphasis/Bolding to it. Given the situation(practicing from the draw) I'm seriously doubting the gun unintentionally discharged itself. It's important folks. KEEP YOUR BOOGER HOOK OFF THE BANG SWITCH unless you're ON TARGET and READY to FIRE. Practicing the draw in a NON-SAFE area with a HOT gun wasn't the brightest idea either.
Tualatin Man Accidentally Shoots, Kills Wife
POSTED: 11:22 am PST December 18, 2007
UPDATED: 11:44 am PST December 18, 2007
TUALATIN, Ore. -- A man who signed on to become a Clark County sheriff's deputy accidentally shot his wife to death in Tualatin on Sunday, according to police.
Police said Ryan Osbrink, 24, was practicing drawing his pistol from a holster when it unintentionally discharged
as his wife, Kimberly Osbrink, entered the room.
A bullet struck Kimberly Osbrink in the stomach, police said. When emergency crews arrived, they said they found Ryan Osbrink administering first aid to his wife, who was rushed to Oregon Health & Science University.
Kimberly Osbrink later died at the hospital.
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Ryan Osbrink had signed an offer of employment with the Clark County Sheriff's Office. His first day of work was to be Dec. 19, but his hiring has been delayed pending the outcome of the investigation.
The gun used in the shooting was a .45-caliber semi-automatic pistol that Osbrink owned.
The Tualatin Police Department is still investigating the shooting. Their findings will be forwarded to the Washington County District Attorney's Office for review.
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December 18th, 2007 07:08 PM
Man, oh man. Sad situation. I hope they don't hire this guy, or if they do, don't let him put bullets in his gun, like Barney Fife.
Why would you practice your draw with a loaded weapon, with your finger on the trigger, with it off safe if it has one, in an area that does not provide a clear draw away from people.
I guess just because you can pass the test and make it through the interview and mental eval, doesn't mean you need to be a cop.
Bad, bad deal.
Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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December 18th, 2007 07:15 PM
This is just tragic in so many ways. I have a friend that years back traded a revolver for a semi-auto to an older co-worker that never owned a semi. That night, the older gentleman was sitting on his bed fondling the .32 without the mag in thinking the gun was safe. He happened to pull the trigger as his wife was coming through the bedroom door. The bullet missed by inches. The next day he returned the .32 to my friend and told him to keep it, he was done with guns. My friend told me that he explained the use of the gun and thought the man had a clear understanding of it's safe use. At least this story had a happier ending than what happened to this deputy.
December 18th, 2007 07:21 PM
Theres gonna be a million WHYs and IFs
WHY couldn't he wait until he got on the training range(academy) to do this practice ?
I mean, IF he was hired as a PO, wouldn't they be providing training ?
or at least the agency should be .
December 18th, 2007 07:38 PM
Tragic in the extreme - and so, so avoidable.
He will never manage to deal with this, ever.
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December 18th, 2007 07:50 PM
A tragic reminder to everybody- how not to practice
A young man about to start his career in law enforcement kills his wife while practicing his draw, unfortunately with a loaded weapon.
December 18th, 2007 07:54 PM
I just saw that on CNN. Terrible story.
December 18th, 2007 07:58 PM
As tragic as this is, Mr Ryan Osbrink violated the first two (and most important) rules of firearms: Treat all guns as if they're loaded 24/7 even if you *know* they're not, and Never let the muzzle cover anything you're not willing to destroy.
It's just too bad that an innocent person, his wife, had to pay the price, and now he'll have to deal with that for the rest of his life. My condolences go out to him, but not for his stupidity, only for the loss of his wife and the guilt he must be dealing with.
I kind of wonder if he should have a future in law enforcement or not... I know it was (probably) an honest mistake, and something he very much regrets, but you have to ask yourself, is this the type of person you want sworn to serve and protect?
Sorry if I sound heartless here.
Booger hook off the bang switch, guys...
December 18th, 2007 08:23 PM
Unfortunate in the extreme. I hope he is able to deal with it in time.
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December 18th, 2007 08:58 PM
Very tragic. I actually have no harsh words for the guy.
Last edited by Cupcake; December 19th, 2007 at 09:31 AM.
December 18th, 2007 09:09 PM
What a horrible tragedy. May she R.I.P. I can't say I have harsh words. Having to face her family,and deal with missing the woman I'm sure he loved very much.
Originally Posted by Cupcake
"To blame a gun for a mans decision is to foolishly attribute free will to an inanimate object"- Colion Noir.
December 18th, 2007 09:15 PM
Very sad. The only thing this man deserves is our sympathy. My prayer is that he will somehow be able to deal with this. Unfortunately these cases often end in the suicide of the survivor. My extreme sympathy to family members on both sides.
December 18th, 2007 11:06 PM
There are no "what ifs"... You do not do holster drills in your home with a loaded handgun. -Period.
Originally Posted by ibez
I have done countless dry firing drills and drawing drills in my home... You still have to follow the most basic of safety rules.
Idiotic actions often yield tragic results.
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