Utah parole officer accidentally shoots own leg during gun exam

Feb 11 2013 - 7:31pm


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SALT LAKE CITY -- A Utah parole officer shot his own leg by accident during a gun exam.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports that the veteran officer was hospitalized Monday after pulling the trigger at Utah's police academy. No one else was injured.

Utah Department of Corrections spokesman Steve Gehrke told the Tribune that the man has worked as an Adult Probation and Parole officer for several years.

The officer was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment in stable condition.

Parole officers must take a firearms test twice each year.


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