I know of a local sheriff's deputy who left her shotgun on the trunk and drove off losing it. They issued her another with a warning. The 2nd one a local called in stating that they found a shotgun in their yard and wanted to know if the deputy that was their the night before owned it. She was fired for that one.Completely ridiculous...the man is responsible for his own safety regarding his handgun by not leaving it where a 3-y/o child could find it and shoot it! Glock should counter-sue him for stupidity! His department should have fired him for stupidity!
As a EMT of 21 years, and as a former Reserve Officer with my local sheriff's department, I have seen and been around too many LEO's who are lazy and inept with their department issued firearms...leaving them lying around the house, in the open, un-secured, outside...and even in their vehicles. I know of one officer who LOST her sidearm TWICE and was simply issued a replacement the first time...and then had to buy her replacement the second time!
Stupid SHOULD hurt!
In the words of a great athlete, soldier, shrimp fisherman, and otherwise all around great American..."Stupid is, as stupid does..."I know of a local sheriff's deputy who left her shotgun on the trunk and drove off losing it. They issued her another with a warning. The 2nd one a local called in stating that they found a shotgun in their yard and wanted to know if the deputy that was their the night before owned it. She was fired for that one.
On topic, he should have been fired. Glock should be able to recover any costs they incur because of a legal action like this that is 100% without merit. An leo should live as an example. Unfortunately it seems this one hasn't learned the concept of personal responsibility yet.
Exactly...and only because he is in the Republik of Kalifornia is this thing still in the news...Possibly playing devil's advocate here, but ok say you require all manufacturers to install a grip safety in their designs. What amount of resistance would be safe enough to prevent a three year old from squeezing. How bout a four year old do you take them into consideration? Sorry but he is the one the wrong for not properly securing the weapon. I grew up around guns and knew from a very early age not to touch because I knew what could happen. Complete lack of personal responsibility in my opinion.