Remember the cop who thought that holsters were stupid and unnecessary and did an ND into the ground at the mall? If you don’t, well you should for no other reason that the chief attempted to claim the officer did nothing wrong.
Well I stumbled across this one today.
Sgt. Michael Edwards was charged Thursday with endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported online court records show Edwards pleaded not guilty.
According to the complaint, Edwards was at a pretzel shop at Southridge Mall in Greendale on Nov. 2 when he reached into his back pocket for his wallet. The complaint said Edwards’ gun slid out of his waistband and went off. A woman standing nearby suffered a welt on her leg.
That man is unbelievably lucky that no one was hit or otherwise severely injured. I find this charge fitting considering his negligence in this instance. His department has placed him on administrative duty.
I say leave his ass behind a desk permanently without a weapon. He has shown a lack of care towards the carrying and use of a firearm and he needs to prove he no longer has the mental capacity of a fly and takes carrying such a tool seriously.
This is also a prime time to remind everyone about Rule 5 given the gun slipped out of his waist band and it shot into the ground.
Say it with me now, “Don’t try and catch a gun!“
Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms.
He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.