Irresponsible Gun Owner of the Day: Michael McKittrick

It’s a good thing there are still a few progressive jurisdictions leading the way on firearms safety, setting the right example for all of us. As they’ve shown so clearly and repeatedly, certain weapons should be restricted only to those with the training and expertise to use them properly. Otherwise, bad things could happen. Oh, wait. “Marion County sheriff’s investigators arrested a fellow deputy this morning after he allegedly fired off a high-powered rifle, while apparently drunk, inside his apartment.”

But tells us that Deputy Dawg (not pictured above) wasn’t too blotto’d to come up with a quick BS story once his buddies arrived on the scene.

Deputy Michael McKittrick, 29, told investigators he thought an intruder was inside, according to a sheriff’s department statement.

The bullet didn’t hurt anyone, but it did pass through his neighbors’ apartments, investigators said.

Yeah, an intruder. That’s the ticket. Unfortunately for Deputy Mike, nobody was really buying that one.

McKittrick, who works in the Marion County Jail, was arrested on suspicion of criminal recklessness, a felony. He joined the sheriff’s department in January 2011.

We’re sure the soon-to-be-former deputy will new flow-thru ventilation feature he installed in his apartment building. We hope he’ll enjoy his new IGOTD award every bit is much. He’s earned it.


  1. avatar Sanchanim says:

    I remember when I did something dumb once at work. My boss pulled me aside and said that you need to be above everyone else. If you screw up or do dumb things then others will find it acceptable. Simply put lead by example. This is not a good example.

  2. avatar Tommy Knocker says:

    While this dopey guy deserves the award, I just finished reading an article over on Breitbart that describes a disturbing activity similar in nature. It is called Swat’ing (as in SWAT team). Where political folk who are being targeted by the left, have SWAT teams show up at their doors. Boy is that dangerous. Someone is gonna get killed by this nonsense. Would like to hear TTAGs thoughts on this.

    1. avatar matt says:

      Its been going on for a long time. It has nothing to do with the left, it all has to do with the lulz.

      1. avatar matt says:

        And when someone finally does get killed, it might be the only thing that’ll bring about a end to the militarization of the police.

        1. avatar Parthenon says:

          No, It will be used as an excuse to disarm the population.

        2. avatar matt says:

          what? how is a swat team killing someone due to a prank phone call going to be used as an excuse to disarm the population?

        3. avatar Tom says:

          Well, if the populace is disarmed, then the SWAT team will be less edgy and more public safety will be insured…or some other BS story that the sheep will buy.

        4. avatar Rambeast says:

          Because, if a LEO team gets fired upon by a civilian for a no knock entry, the powers that be will jump at the chance to say it is a national security issue and push for disarmament. Regardless if the entry is unjustified.

  3. avatar LeftShooter says:

    1st, too bad it wasn’t a ” low-powered rifle.” (I couldn’t resist!) And I’m really glad no one was hurt.

    2nd, this seems like the 10,000th LEO to earn the IGOTD, is anyone keeping track of the “batting averages?”

  4. avatar Silver says:

    Thinking that only police should have guns because they have the necessary training/discipline is like thinking that only politicians have the intelligence and morals to be able to run the country. It’s hard to determine which fallacy is more rapidly being proven.

    Good to see the sheriff’s office is taking the appropriate action.

    1. avatar Tom says:

      I keep saying that the Government being more responsible with guns than civilians is a fallacy. Politicians are totally reckless which is why we have a huge debt and a lot of the cops are total reckless cowboys. The stuff with the cops doing IGOTD stories is the stuff we hear about; imagine the stuff we do not hear about with the code of silence promoted by the ” blue brotherhood”.

      1. avatar Splashman says:

        Yep. Anyone who believes LEOs are more responsible with guns than the average citizen, probably also believes the government is more responsible with money. The opposite is true, in both cases, and for the same reason: lack of accountability.

    2. avatar From Indianapolis says:

      The reason things like this are being handled so appropriately these days is due to the incedent in this article. The case is still in the news because of the sketchy way the blood test was performed by his fellow officers.

  5. avatar Wiebelhaus says:

    It’s unusual that a Police Department is punishing one of their own, hopefully the trend catches on like wild fire across the nation!

    1. avatar Parthenon says:

      I’ll believe it when I see it.

    2. avatar Splashman says:

      And hopefully cows will start crapping hundred-dollar bills.

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