More than a week after a young boy pulled the trigger of an officer’s gun, causing it to accidentally discharge at a children’s event, Lodi Police Chief Mark Helms issued a statement about the incident.
“This should have never happened, especially in an environment where children were present,” he said in a prepared statement. “As peace officers, we have a responsibility to the public to ensure our weapons and equipment are properly safeguarded. We’re fortunate this didn’t result in a tragedy.”
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