Officer Shot When Child Pulled Trigger On His Gun At Reading Eve

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  2. That sucks....little fingers do fit into the gap along the sides of the holster well.

  3. ICARRY2

    ICARRY2 NRA Life Member

    Glad to hear the leo is going to okay.

    While I'm sure this was just a freak accident, I am curious as to the type of thigh holster he was using.
  4. Patchman

    Patchman Florist

    I'm not familiar with any of the holsters designed to fit a light. I'd imagine the mouth has to be large enough to allow the light to fit through... which means little fingers (and keys and pens) can also reach the trigger.
    #4 Patchman, Sep 3, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  5. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated
    Lifetime Member

    Ouch. that'll wake ya up.
    #5 volsbear, Sep 3, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  6. I move to ban little children....then reading.....
  7. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated
    Lifetime Member

    ...and especially reading to little children.
  8. Officers want to find the child and his parents to piece together what went wrong.

    “Hopefully, speaking to the child and the child’s parents to find out how they were able to get access to the officer’s gun, what the child’s intent may have been—we don’t know if it was accidental or unintentional.”

    Police say because the gun was in a holster to accommodate the attached flashlight, the trigger was more accessible.

    First the article says that they are trying to figure out how the child got access, then explains that, with a flashlight attached, the trigger was more accessible.

    Also, they want to know what the child's intent was...

    Uh, was this not clearly an accident? :dunno:

    Does anyone think that the child masterminded a plot whereby he secretly arranged for the reading event and changed department policy requiring flashlights, knowing that a trigger would be more easily accessible so that he could intentionally shoot an officer?
  9. ChuteTheMall

    ChuteTheMall HildabeastHater

    Concealed carry would have prevented this.
  10. I fixed it for you.
  11. I carry a G35 with a light in this Safariland:


    I don't think a finger could get into this holster but I'll certainly check it out. There is a little opening but not much of one.
    #11 BigSpenda864, Sep 3, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2013
  12. It can.
  13. volsbear

    volsbear IWannaBeSedated
    Lifetime Member

    Little people fingers are tiny and they're constantly lubricated with snot or spit. It can happen.
  14. Yep, and it's happened before.
  15. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome


    That's MY finger, on the trigger. Easy.
  16. Time to get a new holster. :dunno:
  17. I checked it out and I can see a scenario where it could happen. The space is a little bigger than I was thinking. I'm glad this was posted so I will be extra careful although I am pretty damn cautious already.
  18. You will have to give up the light then.
  19. I believe a similar incident occurred not too long ago in Renton, WA. Pistol was an M&P in a Safariland holster. Mooooorissss...ohhhhh Morrrrrrissss! Help me out here!
    #20 lndshark, Sep 4, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 4, 2013

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