Sometimes the jokes, they write themselves. Joe Santy (not pictured above) of the Plantation, FL PD managed to shoot himself center of mass while cleaning his Glock. OK, fine. I’m sure everyone here can count the points of fail along the timeline that led officer Santy inexorably to the ER. And he richly deserves his newly minted bust in the hallowed halls of the IGOTD shrine. But that’s not the funny part…
No, the funny part is the feeble attempt made by Plantation Chief Howard Harrison at making a stinking turd smell like a rose.
There is no evidence Santy acted recklessly, Chief Howard Harrison wrote in a letter to Santy. “I remain convinced that this incident involved an unfortunate and personally embarrassing aberration,” the chief wrote. “The injury you suffered, while serious, could have been more tragic.”
No, nothing reckless about failing to clear your gun before cleaning it, then pointing it at your own breadbasket before pulling the trigger. Nothing at all.
Pardon me while I wipe the coffee off of my screen. There. That’s better.
If Chief Harrison and Officer Santy are ever in need of another gig, I can think of at least one place where they’ll be received with open arms.
So welcome to the IGOTD fold, Officer Santy. And take copious notes during your remedial weapons training class. We’d love to hear what you learn. You might also want to take Chief Enabler Double H out for lunch. He seems to be doing all he can to keep you from looking stupid. Er.