Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Gun Safety

Every year since 1943 at least 100 police officers have been killed in the line of duty in the United States.  My agency has had two of them, one in a motorcycle accident and the other of a heart condition during a training exercise.

About half of those officers are killed in accidents and the other half are typically murdered.  About once a year an officer is killed with an "unloaded" gun. 

1. ALWAYS keep the gun pointed in a safe direction.
2. ALWAYS keep your finger off the trigger until ready to shoot.
3. ALWAYS keep the gun unloaded until ready to use.
4. Know your target and what is beyond.

If you follow the safety rules the chance of an accidental discharge resulting in a death or injury is greatly reduced; that's what the SGT Says.

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