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    SWAT Oops....

    http://www.kutv.com/content/news/loc...6e6f5d&rss=991

    SWAT team leaves assault rifle behind

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A member of Salt Lake County's SWAT team left an M4 assault rifle in front of someone's home after leaving the scene of a standoff in the township of White City.
    Salt Lake County Sheriff's Deputy Levi Hughes says the gun was left by a veteran member of the SWAT team who forgot the weapon in the grass while packing up gear after the standoff ended.
    "It's a terrible mistake," Hughes said. "For this to happen one time is unacceptable. The public expects more out of us than this. We're going to take every step possible so that this never happens again."
    A homeowner found the rifle in the front yard of a house a few hours later and notified authorities. Hughes says an officer on patrol stopped by the home and recognized the rifle as a weapon belonging to the SWAT team.
    Hughes says the officer will face disciplinary action, but probably won't be fired.
    Hughes said the SWAT team responding to Saturday's standoff consisted of employees from the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office, Taylorsville Police Department and Unified Fire Authority. He declined to name which agency the officer who forgot the gun worked for.
    He said SWAT team officers have a process called "resetting" after responding to each incident, in which officers carefully pack away equipment. It's unclear how the officer got distracted and missed packing the rifle.
    "To the public, some might look at it like 'I'm glad nobody got hurt,'?" Hughes said. "To us, it's as devastating as it gets."
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    Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune, http://www.sltrib.com
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    Wow. I can picture the pranks being pulled on that Officer now...
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    Yeah I would hate to be the officer that left the gun behind. Gonna be rough for him/her.
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    Hey Mom check out the toy gun I found in the front yard....... Bang...... Bang.. Ba Ba Ba Ba ba Ba ng ng ng ng ng
    Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?

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    File this in the WTF files, but a guy i used to work with at a different agency had a M4 in his trunk. He took a sharp curve running emergency traffic, and some how it fell out of the trunk and slid across the road and into a parking lot of a stop and rob. I can imagine the was a embarrising ride back to the store to pick up his rifle after the clerk called the sheriff's dept.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cross240 View Post
    File this in the WTF files, but a guy i used to work with at a different agency had a M4 in his trunk. He took a sharp curve running emergency traffic, and some how it fell out of the trunk and slid across the road and into a parking lot of a stop and rob. I can imagine the was a embarrising ride back to the store to pick up his rifle after the clerk called the sheriff's dept.
    What the hell was wrong with the trunk that it opened up on its own for the gun to fall out.....
    Somebody Please, what the hell is that smell?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoestring View Post
    What the hell was wrong with the trunk that it opened up on its own for the gun to fall out.....
    Me thinks there is more to this story...like he left it ON the trunk.

    I carry a rifle...and so far it has never just "fallen" out of my trunk....wouldnt it have to jump out of the trunk anyway??? LOL
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    And everyone thinks GUN CONTROL is bad
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    He's lucky that the homeowner called it in instead of keeping it.

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    One of the Alabama trooper swat members left his rifle on my dad's (he's a local chief) range overnight. One of the town workers brought it to my dad that next morning, still had one in the chamber. The trooper showed up about 30 mins. later looking for it. Dad said he was looking VERY pale when he had to ask if anyone had seen his rifle.

 

 

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