October 28th, 2020

ASIRT Investigating firearm injury of Lethbridge police officer


By Herald on September 23, 2020.

ASIRT press release:

On Sept. 22, the Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) was directed to investigate the circumstances surrounding a serious injury sustained by a 35-year-old Lethbridge police officer following the discharge of a firearm at the Lethbridge Police Service firing range.

At about 10:40 a.m., police officers were at the LPS firing range for training and were in a room when one officer, handling a firearm, discharged a live round into a table. An officer nearby was struck in the upper (left) leg by what is believed, at this stage of the investigation, to be a fragment from the table, resulting in a serious but not life-threatening injury. The fired round has been recovered from a nearby wall. Officers immediately provided medical aid to the injured officer, who was transported to hospital where he remains in stable condition.

As ASIRT’s investigation is underway, no further information will be released at this time.

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