Detention Officer Shoots Own Leg

A Campbell County Detention Officer shot himself in the leg Wednesday afternoon after a practice session on the firing range.

Multiple police sources confirm the incident which happened at the firing range inside the Highland Heights Police Department.

Law enforcement agencies in Northern Kentucky use the range for training.

Sergeant Jason Perry, with Campbell County Central Fire Department on authorization from his chief, confirmed that they picked up the officer and transported him to University Hospital in Cincinnati.

The wound is described as superficial.

Reports say the officer was holstering his weapon but still had his finger on the trigger.

The weapon went off and the round hit his leg.

An after-hours phone call to Detention Center spokesman Colonel Jim Dailey wasn’t immediately returned.


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