Monday, April 12, 2010

This Would Be Embarrassing...!

Now let me see if I understand this correctly.

A professional law enforcement officer , even though wearing a holster, is carrying his side arm in his waistband...?? WTF ?

You would think that if anyone would know the risk of this, he would! Check this out...!

Off-duty officer injured when gun accidentally fires

April 10, 2010, 10:42PM

A police officer was injured when he accidentally discharged his weapon at an off-duty job in southwest Houston late Saturday afternoon, authorities said.

The officer arrived at his off-duty job around 5:25 p.m. at an apartment complex in the 10500 block of Spice Lane.

He was taking his pistol out of his waistband and placing it in his police holster when he accidentally discharged it, said Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Senties.

The officer suffered a minor injury when the bullet grazed him in the leg. He was treated at the scene.

No one else was injured during the incident and no further information was immediately available.

Now...this is just my opinion, but I'm thinking this fool is very lucky he didn't shoot himself in someplace important...if you know what I mean!

Seems to me that a little "firearms safety" refresher course is in order! Wouldn't you say?

Now, What say we get some fresh coffee and sit outside for a bit! I could use some...!


The cottage by the Cranelake said...

I can only agree with You! A firearnms safety refresher is really what he needs. Even I who don´t like guns knows better :-) :-)
Have a great day now!

Momlady said...

I'd say he's pretty lucky and stupid at the same time.

K.D.Storm said...

Okay I must know... is he kin to the State Trooper from around here who went to back up the local law enforcement arounnd here and ended up having his car sttolen???? It sounds like absent minded officers are becoming a trend this weekend LMAO!

Rae said...

Sounds like he is related to Barney Fife from Mayberry. How stupid can a person be. Luckily it didn't go off inside of his pants.

JoJo said...

Good Morning My Special One, LMAO
It could have been worse if he teaches firearms safety. :0 I just think some of these guys get a little to big for their britches.
Coffee on the patio sound wonderful the birds are singing their mating songs.

Ranger Squirrel said...

Mornin' friend - if you think this story is funny, check out this video --- officer shoots himself in the leg with a firearm while demoing something to a class full of kids.

HermitJim said...

Hey Christer...
Can you imagine just what he could have shot off?

That would hurt, for sure!

Thanks, my friend, for coming by!

Hey Momlady...
I remember hearing somewhere that God watches out for fools and drunks...I guess it's true!

I really appreciate the visit!

Hey K.D....
Makes you really wonder if they are like that off duty as well!

Let's hope not...!

Thanks for coming by today!

Hey Rae...
Maybe we should check is family record and see if there is a connection!

Scary to think these guys are our "protectors"!

I appreciate the visit today!

Hey JoJo...
The Mockingbirds around here are really singing. They are3 by far the loudest of our local birds...and have the biggest number of songs!

Nice to listen to, that's for sure!

Hey Ranger...
That's a great video! I haven't seen this one, but I can only imagine that the kids didn't know whether to laugh or run!

I appreciate the link this morning...and the visit!

Mechanic in Illinois said...

He probably had a Glock. They're known to go off when you stick them in a holster. I added an after market trigger safety to mine. I also bet the other officers at his station will get some mileage out of this one. Thanks for another great lesson.

HermitJim said...

Hey Mechanic...
You just know that he will have a hard time living this one down.

Just can't be too careful with fire arms...that's for sure!

Thanks for the visit, buddy!

Anonymous said...

I would think a leg would be as important as any other body part. Maybe it isn't.

CottonLady said...

Hello Hermit Jim! My computer was in the hospital for awhile and I just now caught up on the last week and a half posts. My coffee got cold while I read, so guess I'll warm it up and go out to the patio and enjoy the hint of rain in the air. Loved all of your posts!

Blessings! CottonLady

Catman said...

And you were expecting....?

HermitJim said...

Hey Anon 11:51...
I was thinking that if the discharge was in a different location...this officer's manhood might have bore the brunt of the happening!

Hey, thanks for the visit!

Hey Catman...
Don't know just what I was expecting, but this wasn't it!

I know accidents happen...but still!

Hey, thanks for coming by, buddy!