The people in charge of hiring LEOs in the Canton, Ohio area may want to review their screening processs. Canton is, of course, home to everyone’s favorite former beat cop, Daniel Harless. Now comes news of some erratic behavior by North Canton’s own, Lt. Scott Denniss. The screaming and sounds of things breaking in the Denniss home may have annoyed his neighbors, but it was probably the wild shots being fired that prompted them to dial 911 . . .
According to the police report, Denniss fired his .9mm gun at the ground and at an officer. North Canton police said officers located Denniss near the street, but were able to control the situation and prevent any injuries.
Normally, anyone who fires his gun at an officer could expect to quickly find a large percentage of his bodily fluids running out on the ground. We’re sure the admirable restraint shown by the responding officers in this case had nothing to do with the fact that Denniss is a police officer and everything to do with the fact that he was only firing a .9mm gun. Really, how much damage can you possibly do shooting something that small?
Denniss, a full-time officer since 1991, was taken to Aultman Hospital. He was released on Monday and taken to the Stark County Jail. He has been charged with discharging firearms, domestic violence and felonious assault.
Does this mean that .9mm guns actually save lives? This might be something common send gun control advocates could get behind. Maybe someone packing .9mm heat is less likely to provoke a violent response because of those tiny projectiles. We will, of course, be watching the expanding .9mm trend closely and will keep the Armed Intelligentsia informed as developments unfold.