Officer Accidentally Shoots Another Officer While Training at Firing Range

A Jackson Police Department Firearms Instructor who was injured when he he was accidentally shot by another officer during training has been treated and released from Regional One Medical in Memphis, according to Jackson Police Chief Julian Wiser.

Neither of the officers involved have been identified.

“The officers at the scene administered first aid until emergency medical services arrived,” Wiser said.

The training was a quarterly firearms training at the Fraternal Order of Police Range on Cotton Grove Road. The shooting was reported just before 2 p.m.

The instructor was taken to Regional One Medical in Memphis for treatment by helicopter after an ambulance arrived at the scene.

“It’s a tough time for our police department today,” Wiser said. “We’ve got two officers – one injured and one extremely distraught. We just ask that you pray for both of these officers and their families.”

Investigators are conducting a shoot team investigation to determine how the shooting happened, Wiser said. That investigation is procedure for the police department.

Source: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/2017/10/18/jpd-officer-accidentally-shot-during-training/777668001/

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