Skip to comments.Cops hunt for gun lost by Plymouth captain in courthouse bathroom
Posted on 01/29/2013 7:53:40 AM PST by Hemingway's Ghost
Plymouth, state and Wareham police are continuing their search this morning for a veteran cops loaded service revolver that went missing from a courthouse bathroom yesterday after Plymouth Police Capt. John Rogers Jr. inadvertently left it behind during a rest stop.
Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri said the investigation includes a review of defendants who had cases before Wareham District Court yesterday, where Rogers, a 26-year veteran and head of his departments operations division, went to testify.
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what an idiot. I remember one of the girls coming out of the latrine and another captain looking at her and saying “Did you forget something?” She said “Scuse me?” in a snotty way then panic came over her face and she turned and ran back in to get he M16 she left leaning on the wall.
Can I put my bullet in now, Andy?
In the year 2078, when all cops carry Death Rays and Phasers will the media STILL refer to them as “service revolvers”?
Damn guns .... if they’re not committing murder they’re running away.
They bust people in the Army for losing their weapons. It’s a good thing that cops don’t have to worry about that.
THe only time I left my gun behind was in the lock box at the jail sally port. Nothing like getting out on a traffic stop and have an empty holster. Happened once. NEVER in a public bathroom. This is such idiocy. WHen CCW, I put the gun in my pants so I cannot forget it. These are the people who are so much better with guns than mere mortal civilians. Damn. I would say fire him but he is a Captain so he will get a pass. Just the way it is.
The irony and timing of this incident are exquisite!
The evil NRA must have hypnotized this stalwart keeper of the peace.
It sounds like he's qualified for a high ranking position in DHS, directly under Big Sis.
At least the city’s dogs are a little safer.
Clearly, firearms are too dangerous for police to possess, whatever the constitution may say.
“What difference, at this point, does it make?”
Disarm all captains nationwide. Clearly, they are not able to practice gun responsibility.
Coupe DeVal is apt to name this stalwart of law enforcement the head of public safety or something.
No one wants to be directly under Big Sis. The weight is too much to bear. Not to mention the aroma.
I know. This is friggin' awesome.
"Hey, the average Joe doesn't need a gun. The 2nd amendment is outdated. We got cops now; they didn't have them in 1781."
"What about that flat foot who left his roscoe in the shitter?"
" . . . "
That raises an interesting “what would you do” question. How would a finder identify it as a police weapon, until it was announced to the public that it was missing? Would you run a “found” ad in the paper / on the ‘net, with a request for the owner to form a line on the right and don’t push? If you had it for a day or two before you became aware of its origin, then turned it over to police, would you be in trouble? If you find a weapon and turn it in to the police, you can pretty much bet that you’ll never get it back!
I used to frequent a military facility that required leaving your cell phone at the front desk. I would put my cell phone in my hat and leave it there. The guard asked me why I did that. I answered that I could easily leave my cell phone in the building, but I couldn't walk outside without putting on my cover.
As far as taking a poop goes, you are right. If you have to drop trou to take care of business and that involves taking a gun off your waist, sit down and place the gun in the crotch of your pants. Preferably that will still be in the holster, but it beats leaving it on a shelf. I have a friend that used to be an Air Marshal that said that was the best way to not lose your gun.