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This week's lesson in proper handling of firearms.

by Paul C / July 3, 2011 7:22 AM PDT

I suppose that perhaps the Seattle Police Department ought to schedule some firearms safety training when they can squeeze the time in among all that diversity and sensitivity training that is so vital to their mission, as

I suspect they need it... Devil

Everybody's done it.

You place an item on top of a car only to remember later - after you or someone else has driven off.

But when the forgetful individual is a Seattle police officer and the
item is a semi-automatic rifle, it's more than a little embarrassing.
It's also the focus of an internal investigation.

Seattle police spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb conceded Tuesday it was
"very embarrassing" that a semi-automatic rifle was left on the trunk
lid of a police cruiser in downtown Seattle on Monday.

"The fact of the matter is that a police rifle was left on a car in
public, and that is unacceptable," Whitcomb said. "It's very
embarrassing, and it shouldn't have happened."

According to two sources with knowledge of the incident, it began
when one officer was inside the secure parking garage at the West
Precinct and unloaded his equipment from a police cruiser. The officer
placed the rifle on the trunk of a nearby patrol car.

That officer, identified by sources as acting Sgt. Bill Collins, forgot about the rifle and walked off.

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Maybe he should have picked it up
by Steven Haninger / July 3, 2011 7:43 AM PDT

taken it to the police station and said he found it in his yard. Once filing the report, he could reveal the photo of it resting on the trunk of the patrol car. Of course, this would mean he lied on the police report. I wonder if he would have been fined like the ATM money bag guy. Devil

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He does have my sympathy, we've all done it, and it happens
by Ziks511 / July 3, 2011 7:51 AM PDT

most often with all of us and cups of Coffee and with women and purses. A baby carrier and baby travelled the full distance to its destination safely some how still on top of the car.


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(NT) You mean the Police Union hasn't protected him? Rob
by Ziks511 / July 4, 2011 2:34 AM PDT
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