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    Police chief accidentally shoots sleeping wife

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    Police chief said he shot wife moving gun in bed - SFGate

    TLANTA (AP) A police chief in Georgia told a 911 dispatcher he accidentally shot his sleeping wife while moving a handgun that was in their bed, according to a recording released Friday.

    Peachtree City police Chief William McCollom called for help at 4:17 a.m. New Year's Day and reported accidentally shooting his 58-year-old wife, Margaret, while they both slept. The Associated Press obtained a recording of the call Friday through an open records request. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into the shooting.

    McCollom spoke calmly in the audio recording, telling a dispatcher he needed medical help for an accidental gunshot wound at his suburban home, about 30 miles southwest of Atlanta.

    "Who shot her?" the dispatcher asked.

    "Me," McCollom said. "The gun was in the bed, I went to move it, and I put it to a side and it went off."
    I have a feeling this isn't the full story yet....if it is, someone needs to look into how they train police chiefs in that area.

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    Re: Police chief accidentally shoots sleeping wife

    No surprise, a toddler at age 2 did it.

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    Re: Police chief accidentally shoots sleeping wife

    I have guns too but I sure as hell don't sleep with them. Good grief.

    I expect to hear it was in a special compartment in his purse.

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    Re: Police chief accidentally shoots sleeping wife

    This is all over the news down here, but what is suspiciously not included is the details of case. Not near enough to suggest fault, or intention just yet. But all the right moves were made the moment it was reported. The chief is on leave and the entire case, including the preliminary forensic investigation of the scene and recovery of the weapon, was handed over to or handled directly by the the GBI.

    Whatever happens, so far we seem to have proper case handling.
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    Re: Police chief accidentally shoots sleeping wife

    I don't buy it. Guns don't just go off normally. They go off because they are mishandled badly, and you'd think a sheriff ought to know better.


    Now Glocks are kind of known for unintentional discharges. Still, sliding one across a bed sheet should not normally set it off.

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    Re: Police chief accidentally shoots sleeping wife

    One question is why the gun was in the bed.

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    Re: Police chief accidentally shoots sleeping wife

    For God's sake! Do cops (or other people but cops esp. handle their firearms every day) just start handling their firearms casually?

    I can see that maybe he came home, was undressing, and put it on the bed. Went to take it out of holster to lock it up and accidentally pulled the trigger...but that only happens if he broke several gun-handling rules. Thru carelessness.

    I also think there's more here to the story.
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    Re: Police chief accidentally shoots sleeping wife

    I don't know whether this info is useful, but the current wife (#4) was also wife #2.

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    Re: Police chief accidentally shoots sleeping wife

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    no one's posted this yet?

    Police chief said he shot wife moving gun in bed - SFGate



    I have a feeling this isn't the full story yet....if it is, someone needs to look into how they train police chiefs in that area.
    How does this relate to police training?
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    Re: Police chief accidentally shoots sleeping wife

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    I don't know whether this info is useful, but the current wife (#4) was also wife #2.
    That's interesting. Certainly adds to board gossip
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