FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — The training director for the Wisconsin Department of Justice is recovering from an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound to the hand.

DOJ spokeswoman Dana Brueck says Tony Barthuly was cleaning his personal handgun Wednesday night at his home in Fond du Lac when it discharged.

Barthuly was taken to St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac, then transferred to Appleton Medical Center and was eventually discharged. Brueck says Barthuly is back at work Friday.

Sheboygan police plan to investigate the accidental shooting because of Barthuly’s ties to Fond du Lac police as its former chief.

The 54-year-old Barthuly is the director of DOJ’s Training and Standards Bureau.

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Comments (18)
  1. G Dog says:

    Now THAT’S funny. the 2nd Amendment also gives you the right to be a moron.

    1. Whiskey…Tango…Foxtrot says:

      This is one of your very own dopey liberals….HOW FUNNY!!!

  2. Andy says:

    I Love it, these are the one’s that tell us it’s not safe for us to carry a firearm, and this dope shots himself in the hand. Hippocracy at it’s best.

    1. @Andy says:

      “these are the one’s that tell us it’s not safe for us to carry a firearm, and this dope shots himself in the hand. Hippocracy at it’s best.”

      What? He’s just proving the point then. That’s not hypocrisy.

  3. ICU says:

    As I remember from the hunters safety I took LONG ago, the first thing you do is to make sure your gun isn’t loaded.
    Maybe he was loaded when it happen.

    1. michelle says:

      Rule number 1 – the gun is always loaded. Rule number 2 – even when the gun is unloaded, it is always loaded. Rule number 3 – The gun is always loaded.

      1. Gun Nutz says:

        But what if it really isn’t loaded?

  4. Guess we know the facts says:

    According to Gun rights activists, This Never Happens! The stats are that you will shoot yourself many times before you actually get the drop on someone and shoot them. Hopefully for good reason.

    1. me says:

      haha guns are for dumb bells haha

  5. "Clear" says:

    Ahhh ha ha ha ha ha ha. Gun safety. Ahh ha ha ha ha ha.

    This is why I NEED the Castle Doctrine. I can’t depend on law enforcement to save my life. it’s in my own hands.

    1. joe s says:

      what an imbicile you are. (it means stupid)

      1. "Clear" says:

        Ohh, I feel bad, I hurt a cops feelings.

  6. Be Safe says:

    To avoid accidents…believe this like a religious zealot:

    * * * There is no such thing as an unloaded gun.* * *

  7. stupid gunluvin redneck turd says:

    duhyuk duhyuk aint gunz grate?

  8. ha ha says:

    Cleaninf a loaded gun? He deserved it. Only stupid people have guns.

  9. dont need no stinkin guns says:

    guns are for people with tiny wee wees

  10. Murph says:

    I was wondering why Wisconsin cops never flip one back when i give them the finger!

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