Two Secret Service officers injured at White House

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Two Secret Service officers injured at White House

Post#1 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:52 pm

Hey Paully,

Looks like the guys from Easton found new jobs .... went from Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania Ave.

... ba-dum bump

This article sparked a thought about another forum topic heading to document actions of LEOs. Whatcha think? Titles for the section could be either "COP WATCH" or "Policing Police & Crediting Cops" ... subtitle: "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly." I want to make sure we state that there's aces as well as assholes.


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Two Secret Service officers injured at White House
Tue Apr 17, 2007 3:28pm ET

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Secret Service officers were injured on Tuesday after a gun held by another Secret Service officer accidentally fired inside the White House gate, according to a spokesman, Darrin Blackford.

Their injuries are non-life threatening, the spokesman said.

One officer suffered a shrapnel wound to the face, and the other was wounded in the leg.

They were taken to George Washington Hospital.

At the time, President George W. Bush was on a trip to Blacksburg, Virginia, to attend a ceremony at Virginia Tech university following Monday's shooting rampage.

"It appears that at approximately 2:10 p.m. (1810 GMT) there was an accidental discharge of a service issued weapon, which occurred inside the Southwest Gate at a security post near the White House," Blackford said.

Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, Lafayette Park across the street from the White House and other nearby walkways were all shut down to pedestrian traffic due to the incident. Many police vehicles were in the area.

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Post#2 » Wed Apr 18, 2007 4:11 pm

They forgot one of the basic rules for safely handling firearms. As Jeff Cooper put it:

Keep your booger hook off the bang button.

Cops are some of the worst I've seen handling weapons. Maybe the slow ones could carry a bullet in their pocket, ala Barney Fife.

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