Interesting read. This guy will possibly do time in prison. Liquor and weapons don’t mix. Where in the article does it state he was a cop I believe I missed it.
I’ll agree, he’ll probably get some jail time but nowhere did I read he was a cop.
Do you have to shoot a son to be in real trouble? This is hard to believe.
Thanks for clarifying @Joseph424 because the first post did not indicate that.
Ok, now I see where the cop part came in. That will most likely be a termination, as well as criminal charges pending investigation. Costly error for everyone involved. Like they say for pilots , 24 hrs between bottle and throttle.
There is a difference between a drunk cop and a drunk civilian mishandling a firearm. The drunk cop is held to a higher standard because he’s an LEO.
In certain jurisdictions… Living out East on the Island (Long Island, NY), I know for a fact that is not a true statement there, at least when I lived there. LE, as civilians, should be held to the same standards as the rest of us, but generally - including family members - are given the golden ring. I had a friend that bragged that he never got a traffic ticket that was enforced as his father was a captain, so the tickets would just go away. I did not doubt that as he drove like a maniac and would do my best not to be in a vehicle he was driving.
Truer words were never spoken. I know you saw it like I did. Very much a higher standard and probably rightfully so. However I saw a LEO get 16 years and his co defendants get 6 Mo, not fair justice for the same crime.
Yes. I read it again and noticed that. That’s kind of surprising when you think about it. Normally that would be the first detail the press would want to get out there.
Domestic LE are civilians, really
And another cop in California kills a person while cleaning his gun.
A Bellevue NE cop kills his live-in girl friend.
Police are not the Holy One’s that many people think they are.
He should go directly to jail, don’t pass go, and give back the $200 he got last time, and fined for life going forward. Stupid is as Stupid does. And this was a stupid act committed by an idiot that happened to be on the Sheriff’s payroll, who violated his oath; discredited his profession, his Sheriff, his brothers and sisters-in-arms, the county he swore to serve and protect, his immediate community, his family of whom he has the inherent responsibility to protect and to keep safe, and himself! Good riddance. I really feel bad for the family and for his daughter in particular.
Cleaning a load weapon…give me a break.
A lesson to us all. As the old saying goes,“You can never be too careful”.
Though just one example of error; What about those errors made while sober? The human mind can and does make mistakes, including forgetting certain steps.
What things do you do toward safety with your firearms?
Treat all guns as if they are always loaded, and always perform a clearance check every time you pick it up.
Never point your gun at anything you are not willing to destroy.
Keep your finger OFF of the trigger and outside of the trigger guard until you are on target and have made the decision to shoot.
Always be sure of your target and what’s beyond it.