As is so often the case in these situations, there is very little information available about a Detroit Police Department officer who shot herself while at….Detroit Public Safety headquarters on Friday.
A remarkably brief Detroit Free Press post says an investigation is trying to determine what happened. As to her condition, they report that . . .
The officer was in temporary serious condition Friday.
Whatever “temporary serious condition” means.
We don’t highlight this story to make fun of the injured officer. We certainly hope that whatever happened, she makes a full and fast recovery.
Rather, we note a story like this because we’re constantly told that only highly trained law enforcement officers and members of the military have the specialized skills and know-how to be trusted with the responsibility of carrying a firearm.
The fact is, like violent crime rates, the number of accidental deaths involving firearms in the U.S. has been declining as the number of civilian-owned firearms has soared well north of 400 million. The average American firearm owner is at least as well trained and respectful of firearm safety as is the average cop.
Or, as a TTAG reader remarked when he saw this story, “LE training is little better than commercial concealed carry training.”