It’s been a rough week in the Sooner State law enforcement community. First a local yokel can’t seem to keep his finger off the trigger while stowing his AR. Casualties: two fellow Barnsdall cops. We now move to the OKC suburb of Moore where the SWATties were deployed yesterday to deal with a barricaded homeowner. As the fully kitted officers approached the house in question, one of them came under fire. From the officer to his right . . .

It will shock you to know that the GI Shmoe in this ND instance (not pictured above) wasn’t named in any of the accounts of the little mishap. This is from newsok.com:

The tactical team officer, Sgt. Michael Leonard, who was shot in the leg with a rifle round by another team member, was listed as medically stable at a hospital, Moore police spokesman Jeremy Lewis said.

We’re glad Sgt. Leonard will be OK. And we bet he’ll watch who forms up alongside him in the next assault on a residence. In the mean time, we’ll be sending our IGOTD hardware to Moore PD Chief Jerry Stillings to pass on to that mysteriously unnamed tactical officer. He may want to give Barnsdall Chief Matt Clark a call and schedule a joint safety seminar in the not too distant future.

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13 Responses to Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Another Oklahoma Cop

  1. Fer pete’s sake. I wonder when law enforcement will get it thru it’s not so pretty little head that there is more to tactical operations than sticking Deputy Dawg in 40 pounds of mall ninja gear. That’s just like putting me in central midfield for my beloved Liverpool FC because I wore my jersey down to the pub on match day.

  2. The irony here? Yesterday Gov. Fallin signed SB 1733 (Open Carry) into law. Everyone is worried about private citizens with guns not keeping their fingers of the trigger but the cops are the ones shooting themselves! and eachother.

  3. I remember taking my NRA course at a local community college. They have an underground gun range which is pretty cool.
    The first thing out of the instructors mouth was:
    “See all those holes in the ceiling and walls on the sides of the range. Not one of those was from one of my students, they were all from local law enforcement who use the range as well!”
    Nuff said…

    • I saw EXACTLY the same thing at a NJ range I used to shoot at, andthe local police were also the culprits. I know some here get tired of hearing it, but trigger disipline is really REALLY important. Folks gotta keep their booger hook off the trigger until ready to shoot.

      • I used to watch the LEOs qualify at the Barnstable range where I used to shoot. The safest place to watch ’em was from downrange.

  4. I probably said this about the other SWAT incident, but he’s lucky none of his fellow officers returned fire. It’s happened before: Negligent discharge = shots fired! = all hell breaks loose.

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