Sure and begorrah, there’s somethin’ more to the story ol’ Sarge Flaherty of the Quincy, Mass. PD is tellin’ than meets the eye. Officer Brian just installed a new ventilation system in his prowler. But how he supposedly did it pegs the needle on our blarney detector way up at eleven. “According to police, Sergeant Brian Flaherty was inside a cruiser at the Police Department Parking Lot on Monday at 7:20 a.m. when he leaned back and accidentally hit the trigger of the shotgun attached to the ceiling, causing the weapon to discharge. The bullet went through the window of the car, but did not hit anyone.” Yeah, those shotgun bullets can be the damnedest things . . .
According to Mrs. Dougan’s boy Johnny – the Quincy captain – “officers are supposed to have the safety on and guns are not supposed to have a bullet in the chamber. Guns also are supposed to be checked at the beginning and end of each shift to ensure proper protocols are followed.” So there’s a training session or two in the Quincy rank and file’s future.
But Cap’n Dougan’s letting the Sarge skate on this one. He “will not face any disciplinary action for the event. The window repair can be done at the police station and won’t cost anything, police said.” Wouldn’t you love to know who replaces squad car windows for free. Such a deal!
But it only seems right that Bri should be recognized properly. And as such, we’ll be sending him our IGOTD award so everyone in Quincy knows of his achievement. Just like the new window in his cruiser, he’ll get it free of charge.