Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Another Oklahoma Cop

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

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.


  1. avatar pastubbs says:

    And they get all the kool toys where as I have to fill out a lot of paper work and pay lots of cash.

  2. avatar Henry Bowman says:

    This seems an appropriate segue from the locals-get-military-toys-from-feds post.

  3. avatar DrewN says:

    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.

  4. avatar DrewR55 says:

    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.

  5. avatar Aharon says:

    It will be safer, less costly, and quieter for all to equip SWAT Teams with Gurkha Knives.

    1. avatar Tom says:

      Having them join the Rubber Gun Squad would be even better.

  6. avatar Ralph says:

    As far as I know, the Unnamed Tactical Officer was the only one qualified to shoot the other cop.

    1. avatar Mark N. says:

      Just wait until the charge the homeowner for the officer’s injury….

  7. avatar Sanchanim says:

    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…

    1. avatar bontai Joe says:

      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.

      1. avatar Ralph says:

        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.

  8. avatar DaveL says:

    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.

  9. avatar Greg says:

    Those Keystone Cops will shoot someone every time.

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