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Gun Control III

The Seattle, Wash., police say it’s “very embarrassing” what was on the lid of Lt. Deanna Nollette’s patrol car’s trunk: a semi-automatic rifle, one strap hanging over the edge. Anonymous sources say Sgt. Bill Collins had forgotten the gun on the back of the car when removing his equipment in a secure garage, and Nollette had driven the vehicle out without noticing what was lying on her trunk. At least two citizens did notice, however: one took a photo of the car parked on the street and submitted it to the local paper, the other flagged down a passing officer to point it out. Department spokesman Sgt. Sean Whitcomb said department policy is that officers are to inspect vehicles before using them, and that officers are not to leave guns unattended. Oh, and that such specialty weapons are only assigned to officers with special training. (AC/Seattle Times) ...But if a high-schooler forgets he has a 2-inch pocketknife....
Publication Date: 03 July 2011
This story is in True’s book collection, Volume 18.

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