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Posted: 3/7/2006 7:20:06 AM EDT
Backwoods, dumbass, inbred, community college trained "cops".

Michigan Officer Jokingly Shoots Fellow Cop


Updated: March 6th, 2006 11:26 AM EDT




SUSAN FIELD
The Morning Sun


Criminal charges will not be filed against two police officers involved in an accidental shooting when a joke went awry two weeks ago.

Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Bill Yeagley, however, handed down discipline to Officers Ron Langworthy and David Van Dyke in connection with the Feb. 21 squad-room incident in which Langworthy, a 19-year veteran of the department, shot Van Dyke in the foot after Van Dyke jokingly asked someone to shoot him.

Van Dyke, who has been with the department 10 years, gave his off-duty revolver to Langworthy, stuck out his leg and "indicated for Langworthy to shoot him in the foot," according to a news release issued Friday by Isabella County Prosecutor Larry Burdick, based on information from state police Detective Sgt. Ed Doyle's report on the incident.

Doyle, whom Yeagley called to conduct a separate investigation from the department's internal examination, questioned Langworthy, Van Dyke and three other officers who were in the squad room when the shooting occurred, Burdick said.

Knowing that Van Dyke was on break from training and that Van Dyke is a firearms instructor, Langworthy believed the gun contained blank or "simunition," very low speed projectiles used in training.

Langworthy pointed the gun and pulled the trigger, Burdick said.

Only when he saw Van Dyke's reaction and saw blood on his boot did Langworthy realize that the weapon contained live ammunition, Burdick said.

The other officers in the squad room did not immediately realize Van Dyke had been shot.

Van Dyke told Doyle that he and Langworthy had trained many times using blanks and simunitions, and that coming from training, he understood how Langworthy would have thought that the gun did not contain live ammunition.

Van Dyke blamed himself for the incident, Burdick said.

Although declining to charge either Langworthy or Van Dyke, Burdick chastised the officers.

"An evaluation of the incident indicates that while each officer appeared to be operating under a reasonable assumption, forgotten were some of the rules related to gun safety, such as, never give someone a loaded gun, and always assume a gun is loaded," Burdick said. "This office, however, is not aware of any previous issues regarding firearm safety related to these officers in their almost 30 years' combined service."

Yeagley, who did not elaborate on the discipline against Langworthy and Van Dyke, said the two have exceptional records with the department and said the two are good officers who made a serious mistake.

The incident will be used as an example in future training.

"We've all learned some lessons here," Yeagley said. "We plan to not have to learn them again."

Burdick said he declined to file any charges after reviewing Doyle's report because he believes fault, to some degree, lies with both officers and because Van Dyke took complete responsibility for his injury.

"Rather, the matter is more appropriately left to whatever administrative sanctions the department chooses to impose," he said.

Burdick did forward his findings to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox's office for review because the prosecutor's staff has worked with both officers for several years.

They should both be fired. No way in hell the "victim" should be getting any workers comp benefits either.

Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:23:33 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Backwoods, dumbass, inbred, community college trained "cops".

Michigan Officer Jokingly Shoots Fellow Cop


Updated: March 6th, 2006 11:26 AM EDT




SUSAN FIELD
The Morning Sun


Criminal charges will not be filed against two police officers involved in an accidental shooting when a joke went awry two weeks ago.

Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Bill Yeagley, however, handed down discipline to Officers Ron Langworthy and David Van Dyke in connection with the Feb. 21 squad-room incident in which Langworthy, a 19-year veteran of the department, shot Van Dyke in the foot after Van Dyke jokingly asked someone to shoot him.

Van Dyke, who has been with the department 10 years, gave his off-duty revolver to Langworthy, stuck out his leg and "indicated for Langworthy to shoot him in the foot," according to a news release issued Friday by Isabella County Prosecutor Larry Burdick, based on information from state police Detective Sgt. Ed Doyle's report on the incident.

Doyle, whom Yeagley called to conduct a separate investigation from the department's internal examination, questioned Langworthy, Van Dyke and three other officers who were in the squad room when the shooting occurred, Burdick said.

Knowing that Van Dyke was on break from training and that Van Dyke is a firearms instructor, Langworthy believed the gun contained blank or "simunition," very low speed projectiles used in training.

Langworthy pointed the gun and pulled the trigger, Burdick said.

Only when he saw Van Dyke's reaction and saw blood on his boot did Langworthy realize that the weapon contained live ammunition, Burdick said.

The other officers in the squad room did not immediately realize Van Dyke had been shot.

Van Dyke told Doyle that he and Langworthy had trained many times using blanks and simunitions, and that coming from training, he understood how Langworthy would have thought that the gun did not contain live ammunition.

Van Dyke blamed himself for the incident, Burdick said.

Although declining to charge either Langworthy or Van Dyke, Burdick chastised the officers.

"An evaluation of the incident indicates that while each officer appeared to be operating under a reasonable assumption, forgotten were some of the rules related to gun safety, such as, never give someone a loaded gun, and always assume a gun is loaded," Burdick said. "This office, however, is not aware of any previous issues regarding firearm safety related to these officers in their almost 30 years' combined service."

Yeagley, who did not elaborate on the discipline against Langworthy and Van Dyke, said the two have exceptional records with the department and said the two are good officers who made a serious mistake.

The incident will be used as an example in future training.

"We've all learned some lessons here," Yeagley said. "We plan to not have to learn them again."

Burdick said he declined to file any charges after reviewing Doyle's report because he believes fault, to some degree, lies with both officers and because Van Dyke took complete responsibility for his injury.

"Rather, the matter is more appropriately left to whatever administrative sanctions the department chooses to impose," he said.

Burdick did forward his findings to Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox's office for review because the prosecutor's staff has worked with both officers for several years.

They should both be fired. No way in hell the "victim" should be getting any workers comp benefits either.




DUPE (he he I finally got to say it) HHEEE HEEE
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:42:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Backwoods, dumbass, inbred, community college trained "cops".

They should both be fired. No way in hell the "victim" should be getting any workers comp benefits either.







Get a speeding ticket lately?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:44:49 AM EDT
These things happen from time to time!
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:47:27 AM EDT
tactical scenarios and complicated training are often high speed and evolve very quickly thus there can be a small chance of an accidental discharge...
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:51:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/7/2006 7:51:18 AM EDT by SmilingBandit]

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
tactical scenarios and complicated training are often high speed and evolve very quickly thus there can be a small chance of an accidental discharge...



Did you forget a ?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:51:21 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Tactical_Jew:
tactical scenarios and complicated training are often high speed and evolve very quickly thus there can be a small chance of an accidental discharge...




Van Dyke, who has been with the department 10 years, gave his off-duty revolver to Langworthy, stuck out his leg and "indicated for Langworthy to shoot him in the foot," according to a news release issued Friday by Isabella County Prosecutor Larry Burdick, based on information from state police Detective Sgt. Ed Doyle's report on the incident.


If that ain't tactical and complicated, I don't know what is.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:51:56 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:52:46 AM EDT
Deputy Sheriff that used to serve on a Rodeo Committee (HLSR) with me,..... shot himself in the leg while "cleaning" his pistol. IIRC it was a .40cal gLock. No Shit.


Can someone splain this to a slow Texas boy?
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:54:13 AM EDT
"In my day, it was the rookie that got naked."
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:54:25 AM EDT
Sad, very sad.

Both should be fired.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 7:54:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
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[spelling nazi checking in]
FFYR,
Its FOW-TEE
[/spelling nazi checking out]
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:02:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By racer934:
"In my day, it was the rookie that got naked."




"Good enough to fuck your mother!!!!!!!!"
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:10:57 AM EDT
I call shenanians.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:11:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By racer934:
"In my day, it was the rookie that got naked."



"And we also used blanks. You're a sick mother fucker Mac."

"Thanks chief!"
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:16:48 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 8:17:43 AM EDT
This is why regular people like you and me can't be trusted with firearms... because the police and military are the only ones who are really smart enough to have them.

And to think... the state I live in won't let me carry in order to defend myself. I have to rely on this level of genius to do all the protecting.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:16:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By FunYun1983:

Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Backwoods, dumbass, inbred, community college trained "cops".

They should both be fired. No way in hell the "victim" should be getting any workers comp benefits either.







Get a speeding ticket lately?



Nope. But I've spent enough time around Mt Pleasant Michigan to know what kind of cops they have. see above.
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