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An embarrassing day on the job....

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by cdkayak, Oct 31, 2007.

  1. cdkayak

    cdkayak

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    http://pressherald.mainetoday.com/story.php?id=144226&ac=PHnws

    Officer shoots himself in foot during raid; 2 people arrested


    From staff reports October 31, 2007

    A member of a Portland police tactical unit accidentally shot
    himself during a raid on a High Street apartment late Tuesday.

    The officer, whose name was not released, was hit in the foot by
    a round from his M-16 around 8:45 p.m., while 10 members of
    the department's special-reaction team made their way up a
    sidewalk.

    Police were investigating and had not determined whether the
    officer accidentally pulled the trigger or his gun malfunctioned,
    said Capt. Ted Ross.

    Ross said officers shut down a section of the street after the gun
    went off. The raid continued while two team members, one a
    paramedic, assisted the wounded officer, who was taken to
    Maine Medical Center.

    Police arrested Scot Stolkner, 34, of Portland, on warrants for
    violating conditions of release, carrying a concealed weapon and
    two thefts, Ross said. They also arrested Kayla Russo, 21, of
    Portland, and charged her with heroin possession.

    Police sent the team because they believed Stolkner, who
    pleaded guilty to heroin trafficking in 2005, might pose a
    danger, Ross said.

    Both Stolkner and Russo were cooperative during the arrests, he
    said.
     

  2. dreppucci007

    dreppucci007 Moderator NES Member

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    Admin Staff Member Administrator Moderator NES Member

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    [thinking] I've shot close to 100,000 rounds through many M-16's. I've spent months on a recruit rifle training range pushing 60-80 recruits through rifle qual each week. I have never seen an M-16 fire a round WITHOUT the TRIGGER BEING PULLED... [rolleyes]

    Investigate all you want, the trigger was pulled.
     
  4. Len-2A Training

    Len-2A Training Instructor Instructor NES Life Member NES Member

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    . . . or snagged on some gear (w/o safety on)??
     
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    Admin Staff Member Administrator Moderator NES Member

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    If they were doing a raid I would imagine he would have been in the "ready" position.

    ETA: If what you said is what happened it wasn't a malfunction like they are hoping for.
     
  6. Arioch

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    It's really the fault of those evil black guns. Let's ban them! (Wait, didn't that already mostly happen?)
     
  7. Adam_MA

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    [rolleyes] And he's on the street 2 years later.......
     
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    I never heard of a Glock M16 !
     
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    In "FO-tee" cal, yet. [smile]
     
  10. Adam_MA

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  11. drgrant

    drgrant Moderator NES Member

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    +1... and I doubt any LE outfit is using a modified trigger
    setup. He probably had his finger inside the guard.

    -Mike
     
  12. icyclefar

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    Ouch!

    I'm sure next time he'll pay closer attention to where he is walking.
     
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    Booger Hook and Bang Switch.
     
  14. cdkayak

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    Yeah.... This makes me a little more scared of seeing a LEO with a gun.... A little more training and care and these AD's won't happen.

    Of course if this was any of us little peons it would be a ND. Regardless of malfunction of the gun or not.
     
  16. matt1956

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    I can't find the clip... but a while back there was a clip of an femal officer that nearly blew a guys head off "accidently".

    The PD had the man at gun point and in the prone position.

    as one officer began to cuff the perp, the female officer's gun went off. you could see the round hit the pavement inches from the bg's head.
     
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    His finger malf'd !

    [​IMG]
    Bad finger, baaaaad finger !
     
  18. jkelly

    jkelly Shooting at the big range in heaven

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    Ahhh, if it was pointed at the ground how did he shoot his foot? Wasn’t it really improperly pointed at his foot?
    Maintenance issues? WTF does that mean and why was he using it?

    Respectfully,

    jkelly
     
  19. kahrcarry

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    he had a magic trigger instead of a magic bullet
     
  20. JonJ

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    +1!
     
  21. dwarven1

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    That is correct.
    It was dirty and he was too lazy to clean it before going out "hunting"?
     
  22. Firetarr

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    What was it the Delta operator said to the Ranger Capt. in Blackhawk Down? "this is MY safety" as he wiggles his trigger finger(booger hook)
     

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