Skip to comments.Clifton Police Detective Accidentally Shot In Bloomfield Pit Bull Incident
Posted on 07/24/2014 12:21:48 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd
A Clifton Police detective accidentally shot himself after a pit-bull charged at him in the Township of Bloomfield.
Yesterday, at 3:40 p.m. two Clifton Police detectives were investigating an incident that occurred in Clifton and led them to the 100 block of Harrison Street in Bloomfield.
As the detectives knocked on the door of the location an occupant open the door of the house when a pit-bill ran out of the house and charged at the detectives . One of the detectives (a 16 year veteran of the Clifton P.D.) fired one shot from his service weapon striking his hand and the pit-bull. The detective was rushed to a nearby hospital and is presently listed in stable condition.
The second detective(a veteran also) was not injured and did not fire his weapon. The dog was injured, removed by animal control and rendered aid.
The investigation is being handled by the Essex County Prosecutors Office Professional Standards Bureau and the Clifton Police Internal Affairs.
Dog shoots cop?
Bout time they started shooting back.
Dog shoots cop?
Dammit you beat me to it.
Cop Shoot Dog (and Himself) Ping
not really sorry for the detective. we’re always told they are the gun and situational ‘experts’, i guess in his judgment he really needed to be shot.
when they shot and kill dogs for or homeowners who deend themselves in no-knock raids and destroy houses and doors, there are no apologies and they high-five each other and as long as they all go home it’s a success and leo immunity is freaking awesome.
deend == defend
tablet, typing fast
Who cares? How’s the innocent dog who was just doing his duty as a dog?
I was about to say that it was about time that dogs started shooting back.
His gun may have discharged on its own...
why do they automatically reach for their gun instead of their tazer when it comes to a dog?
Bullets tend to travel, sometimes in a human homeowner direction. Isn’t a tazer the safer, saner choice?
Smart gun, eh?
So lets see a pic of this “Pit Bull”
More like a Yellow Lab happy to see ya no doubt.
Sorry, at this point I never believe the cops
“not really sorry for the detective. were always told they are the gun and situational experts, i guess in his judgment he really needed to be shot.”
Maybe the cop realized what a piece of trash he was.
Going by the poorly written article, they were at the door and the dog launched right out the door. You do whatever you can fast.
Since the dog didn’t attack him after he shot himself, I think all cops should shoot themselves to avoid a dog attack.
It is unwise to not secure a dog when opening a door, *however*, depending on where one lives, having a dog right at the door when you open it could very well mean life or death.
I have a door ~before~ my exterior door so the dogs do not interact with visitors...unless I want them to.
It says the dog was taken and attended to for its injury.
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