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Oswego Police Officer Accidentally Fires Weapon During Traffic Stop

Jul 30, 2014 06:54AM ● By Steven Jack
Oswego Police are investigating an incident in which an officer inadvertently fired their weapon during a traffic stop Tuesday night.

Oswego Police Chief Dwight Baird said the officer, who is a six-year veteran of the force, had pulled over a vehicle for speeding at about 9:50 p.m. in the 2800 block of Route 34.

When the officer approached the car, which was occupied by three men, the officer saw one of them make a lunging movement, Baird said.

Fearing for their safety, the officer drew the weapon and accidentally fired the weapon one time. 

The shot caused damage to the vehicle's front driver's side tire. No one was injured during the incident, and no arrests were made.

"The incident is currently being reviewed through the internal investigation function within the Oswego Police Department," Baird said. "Being a nationally accredited law enforcement agency, the Oswego Police Department is committed to conducting a thorough investigation of this incident while taking into consideration the rights of all parties involved."


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