Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Calls For Ankle Body Armour

Riverdale,Utah, America. The police chief in Riverdale Dave Hansen aged 54, accidentally shot himself in an ankle while demonstrating how to dislodge a jammed handgun.

The chief accidentally fired a gun during a training exercise inside a conference room at Riverdale police headquarters. Riverdale police officers carry .40-caliber pistols.

Hospital supervisor Rohn Larsen said Hansen was in stable condition and added that he had really shot himself in the foot if he ever wanted promotion.

The chief's brother, a state lawmaker, said Hansen is a 23-year veteran and chief of the Riverdale police force since 2006.

Rep. Neil Hansen, said he regularly goes target practicing with his brother and described him as safety-conscious for a flat foot.

"I've never seen him do anything reckless," Neil Hansen told OBB News which explains his brother's low arrest rate.

Having a loaded weapon inside a building pointing at a part of his own body could be the first reckless thing hes ever done, way to set an example Chief.


Marmarbug said...

And these are teh people that are suppossed to protect us?

frogpondsrock said...

This reminds me of a similar story where a police officer was demonstrating safe gun handling (in a school) and the gun went off...