….Probably won’t be fired.

November 23, 2008 waterswife

YAY! An “Oops Moment” that was not caused by me! I read KSL news online and I stumbled across this lovely little nugget:

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SWAT team leaves assault rifle behind
November 23rd, 2008 @ 11:39am

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.

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 leaving the gun behind was an unacceptable, terrible mistake. Hughes says the officer will face disciplinary action, but probably won’t be fired.

Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

WOW…I don’t even want to think about what would have happened if a small child had found the gun. Way to go SWAT!!!!

To see the online story…click HERE

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