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Officer's Missing Firearm Located, Returned

The Salt Lake Tribune via YellowBrix

June 10, 2011

SALT LAKE CITY, UT – A Salt Lake City police officer was breathing a sigh of relief Friday after his lost and loaded duty firearm was recovered.

The officer had lost the matte black Glock semi-automatic handgun on Wednesday after leaving the weapon on the trunk of his car and then driving off.

Details on where the gun was found and the circumstances of its return were not immediately available Friday, but police spokeswoman Lara Jones confirmed that, “Thanks to a concerned citizen, the missing firearm has been returned.”

On Wednesday, the officer — a veteran lawman who now faces a departmental review of the incident — drove from 700 South and 1050 West, got on Interstate 15 at 400 South and continued on to Woods Cross before realizing the weapon was gone.

Police had offered a $200 reward for return of the weapon. It was not clear Friday whether the citizen who returned the firearm accepted the offer.

The Salt Lake Tribune will provide additional detail on this development as it is released.


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    Anonymous

    almost 3 years ago

    I know this officer is more than happy the citizen return the firearm. Now comes the review board. Better plan on some time off, without pay.

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    Gombino

    almost 3 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Sad. Time off called for.

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    darsavmo

    almost 3 years ago

    11344 Comments

    Very lucky the weapon was returned. Now will be the source of many jokes to come and probably the recipient of some time on the beach. Hopefully his luck will hold and he will not be fired…

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    baghdaddy

    almost 3 years ago

    20 Comments

    Things left on a vehicle: Paperwork...Yes, Clipboard....Yes, Hat.....Yes, Gun.....No!

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    bstites

    almost 3 years ago

    1028 Comments

    Oops. I don't think I CAN make that mistake. "Why does my belt feel lighter???"

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    IDEALIST

    almost 3 years ago

    12376 Comments

    cup of coffee is easier to explain

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    WCSO_DeputySheriff

    almost 3 years ago

    54 Comments

    Can only imagine the thoughts running through his mind when he realized that holster was empty...

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    cgregor12

    almost 3 years ago

    3026 Comments

    Dear Chief.........

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    Sgt_524

    almost 3 years ago

    748 Comments

    I've done that with a cup of coffee but not my gun.

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    Bury

    almost 3 years ago

    1340 Comments

    Again! What is with TKOOP and his anti-cop attitude, he should not be one PL if all he is going to do is attack LEOs!!!

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    Anthony313

    almost 3 years ago

    48 Comments

    Each time I put on my sheriff's uniform I double check to make sure I have everything for duty. A word of advice to all my fellow officers, never never remove that weapon from your holster unless you are in a life or death situation.

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    expsgt

    almost 3 years ago

    294 Comments

    I'm confused on how it was left on the trunk and not his holster.... how do you leave it on the trunk??

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    CAZ

    almost 3 years ago

    1428 Comments

    First and most important the weapon was found and returned.

    Second let the jokes and clowning begin because everyone here knows this LEO is in for it at his or her department.

    Third to TKoop you made your comment about OUR profession all I am going to say is if you do not like OUR profession then try calling a crack head instead of 911 the next time you need some help instead of calling on OUR profession.

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    jlandreth

    almost 3 years ago

    106 Comments

    Why did he have his weapon out in the first place? That would help determine why he might have drove off without it. Then again, why set it down on the trunk of your car and not put it back in your holster.

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    APEXPROUD

    almost 3 years ago

    4400 Comments

    good for a few days off without pay !!!

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