Albuquerque police Lt. Todd Parkins tragically died Wednesday morning after he shot himself in the chest by accident. Parkins, a veteran police officer married to a former police officer, accidentally discharged his weapon when he was putting it into a home safe.
The safety appears to have been off on the weapon, a strange oversight for a 15-year veteran, who obviously cared enough about safety to have a home safe. There seems to be a steady stream of cases of officers accidentally shooting themselves or family members recently at home or in the office, here.
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