David Codrea of The War On Guns has a now long-running theme of “The Only Ones,” having to do with police officers or other government employees doing things with guns that ought not be done. This goes back to the incident where undercover DEA officer Lee Paige, during a “gun safety” demonstration before a room full of kids and their parents, uttered the immortal phrase, “I’m the only one in this room professional enough, that I know of, to carry this Glock .40.”
Right before he shot himself in the thigh with it.
On video. Which was then posted to the internet.
Well, in researching Scaaaary Numbers!, I found another classic case:
Two of the four police officers involved in a friendly fire incident in the Bronx Sunday morning have been released from the hospital.
The officers were called to Concord Avenue and ran into Cookie the pit bull after a teenager they were chasing ran into a nearby apartment.
Police say the dog attacked the officer and at least one of the cops opened fire, killing the dog. In the confusion, 3 of the 4 officers were also shot. The other was bitten by the dog. None of the injuries was considered life threatening.
Lenin Acevedo, 17, later turned himself in. He’s charged with trespassing and criminal possession of marijuana.
The two other officers are listed in stable condition.
I have to assume that the one cop who didn’t catch a round was probably the only one firing.
Wildly. While being bitten by the dog.
Hell, he might have shot himself. Who knows?
It’s a good thing cops go through all that rigorous training so that we can trust them with all that firepower, isn’t it? Like the LA Sheriff’s Deputies that fired 120+ rounds at a suspect and managed only to wound him. And another Deputy. Or the cops who fired 28 rounds at Thomas Martin McGouey.
It wasn’t fair, though.
He’d painted a bullseye on his bare chest.
But one round did graze his shoulder! No police officers were injured during this shooting, at least. McGouey
blames credits God.
Apparently he doesn’t follow this kind of stuff.
Edited to add: Dammit, David beat me to it!