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Police trainee accidentally killed by instructor
AP via CNN ^ | 9/14/05

Posted on 09/14/2005 9:54:28 PM PDT by PAR35

AUSTELL, Georgia (AP) -- A trainee at a state law enforcement academy was accidentally shot and killed by her instructor Tuesday during a classroom exercise, authorities said.

The police trainee was among about 30 students in the seventh week of a state-mandated 10-week training course at the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy.

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Cobb County Police spokesman Dana Pierce said the veteran instructor was "very traumatized" and had to seek medical attention.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
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To: kenth

Thank You for the update.......prayers for her family.


21 posted on 09/14/2005 10:17:09 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Aaron0617

See #'s 16 & 18


22 posted on 09/14/2005 10:17:28 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: Squantos

I can't think of any scenario in police training where live rounds would be used outside of a range setting. NONE.

This "instructor" failed to clear his weapon; that is the only thing that can be gathered by this story.

For the instructor to point and fire his weapon on a trainee indicates that he didn't clear it to be used in scenario training.


23 posted on 09/14/2005 10:17:39 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: PAR35
"The instructor needs to be fired. He should probably face criminal charges as well."
Depends. If the trainees were taught to duck under incoming fire and this particular one was too slow...
24 posted on 09/14/2005 10:20:13 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: clee1

correct. the instructor should have had a real gun with the firing pin dismantled. it is important to see the true action of the weapon, but the gun should be rendered inoperable due to the fact that the teachers handle them so often and in close quarters.


25 posted on 09/14/2005 10:20:34 PM PDT by thefactor
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To: John W
Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren said, “As far as any ammunition in a training class in the facility is a no, no,

Naughty, naughty. Sit in the corner.

26 posted on 09/14/2005 10:21:07 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: GSlob
"hey there's a fresh grave. let's piss on it."
you are scum.
27 posted on 09/14/2005 10:21:47 PM PDT by thefactor
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To: clee1

Agree........just sad all way around for all involved.

Had a video here for a long time , can't find now of a young serviceman trying to impress his friend as to how a 1911A1 with the slide pushed out of battery wouldn't fire. Held to his head and tried to pull the trigger. Worked once in the little tape and second time he was pink mist in his memorable lesson....


28 posted on 09/14/2005 10:21:58 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: KJC1

Agree....will have to wait and see what , when and why. ......


29 posted on 09/14/2005 10:25:33 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Squantos

I think I've seen that video.....

The very FIRST thing I learned about firearms, at about 5-6 years old is: treat ALL firearms (operative, inoperative, dummy, toy, etc.) as though the are loaded EVEN IF YOU "KNOW" THEY ARE NOT, and NEVER, EVER point ANY firearm at someone unless you intend to, and are fully prepared to, kill that person.

You said it, FRiend. Sad.


30 posted on 09/14/2005 10:27:44 PM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: thefactor

galloze humour


31 posted on 09/14/2005 10:27:55 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: Squantos

Who was the camera man?


32 posted on 09/14/2005 10:28:35 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: GSlob
If the trainees were taught to duck under incoming fire and this particular one was too slow...

If you are serious (and I doubt that you are) use a paint gun and some goggles.

33 posted on 09/14/2005 10:29:25 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: Squantos

Yeah. Man that's a shame. Prayers for her family.


34 posted on 09/14/2005 10:31:07 PM PDT by kenth
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To: PAR35

It's sad but accidents do happen, an instructor should know better.

I stopped going to indoor shooting ranges years ago when I noticed all the bullet holes in the ceiling, You never know who's in the lane next to you.


35 posted on 09/14/2005 10:32:50 PM PDT by Amish with an attitude (An armed society is a polite society)
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To: KJC1
The instructor needs to be charged.

That would appear to be the case, but perhaps there is some fact out there which would mitigate things.

36 posted on 09/14/2005 10:33:35 PM PDT by PAR35
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Dunno I saw the video during Desert Storm, in a camp at Doha Qatar, ....weren't Eaker is all I know....:o)


37 posted on 09/14/2005 10:34:43 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: PAR35
That would appear to be the case, but perhaps there is some fact out there which would mitigate things.

There is no mitigating factor. He is a weapons instructor who failed to clear his weapon. The only other explanation is that a leprechaun put a round in his weapon.

38 posted on 09/14/2005 10:36:24 PM PDT by KJC1
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To: PAR35

Like he got two identical looking guns mixed up?


39 posted on 09/14/2005 10:36:41 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (No wonder the Southern Baptist Church threw Greer out: Only one god per church! [Ann Coulter])
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To: kenth
The instructor, who was not named, has been placed on administrative leave until an internal investigation by the sheriff's office, the county police department and Austell police.

The local guys should back away and call in the GBI. If the shooter's department is involved in the investigation, they might be heading for a cover up.

40 posted on 09/14/2005 10:39:12 PM PDT by PAR35
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