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Saturday, October 06, 2007

GET THE LEAD OUT!

A retired New York City cop accidentally shot himself in the leg at a Middletown firing range while qualifying to carry a weapon in New Jersey.


G. Kevin Calogera, 54, who also is an Old Bridge councilman, unintentionally left his finger inside the trigger guard when he was reholstering his gun, and the force pushed up on the trigger, discharging the gun around 9:30 a.m. yesterday.

Calogera is a member of the Retired Officers Association, and that group was qualifying at the police department's firing range, Middletown Police Chief Robert Oches said.

The retired officer was taken to Jersey Shore University Hospital. The incident has been referred to the Monmouth County Prosecutor's Office for review.

Retired officers have to qualify twice a year to carry a gun in New Jersey.

Hum, I wonder if he made the grade.

Photo by Grendel Khan

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4 Comments:

Anonymous proofreader said...

Lucky, "he" did not become a "she".

Sat Oct 06, 01:27:00 PM  
Anonymous menuval said...

Shooting a councilman in the leg sounds to me like a useful endeavor.

Sat Oct 06, 02:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Yikes! said...

just who are we giving guns?

Sun Oct 07, 06:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Pete said...

It happens...even cops can get careless.
Luckily,the injury was not more serious and no one else was injured.
He'll likely lose the ability to carry in his retirement now.

Sun Oct 07, 08:15:00 PM  

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