MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee police officer is recovering after shooting himself in the foot.

A WDJT-TV report says the officer and his partner were driving Saturday about 2:45 a.m. when they saw a number of people in a gas station parking lot. As the officers drove into the lot they heard multiple gunshots ring out.

While trying to get out of the car, the officer removed his gun from the holster and accidentally pulled the trigger. He fired one round into his right heel.

Police eventually arrested one suspect at the scene and recovered a gun. That investigation continues.

The officer who was wounded is 29 years old with two years of police service.

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Comments (30)
  1. Sam I am says:

    Barny Fife comes to mind.

    1. Thomas Keim says:

      lol i hear you

    2. Deep Thinker says:

      Gotta nip it in the bud

    3. fred says:

      lol….this is why barny never could have any bullits

  2. Thomas Keim says:

    must of been to fat to get out of the car proper be glad he didnt shoot anyone

    1. St Paul says:

      Just what I was thinking. We are bad, huh??

  3. Jake says:

    Wow, really piling on on the Wisconsin stories this week, aren’t we?? Any such weird things happening in MN these days, or are the local press simply ignoring them??

    1. Andy Taylor says:

      Hey, we do a lot of weird things in Minnesota, but nothing compared to the stuff you Wisconsin folks do. You’ve got us beat by a mile in the weird department. A good example would be those crazy recall elections. In fact, now that I think about it, you’ve got pretty much the whole country beat by a mile in the weird department.

      1. I'm So Wasted says:

        My favorite Wisconsin stories were the 3 guys that were going to dig up a deceased woman & have sex with her and the one about a guy getting busted for trying to have sex with a deer. I swear, Minnesota has oddball politicians & Wisconsin has oddball residents…..could we send our politicians to Wisconsin?

    2. tan pup says:

      Weird WI; have you all forgotten about MN darling daughter – Michelle Bachman? At least WI has something to be proud of THE PACKERS. LOL

  4. Stave says:

    It’s a major problem with Glocks. Too easy to make mistakes.

    1. Robert says:

      yea, like pulling the trigger before you’ve got a suspect in your pistols sights.

    2. bill says:

      Not really glocks are very safe it was the officers fault ,keep your finger off the trigger and you wont have this problem!

  5. Quick Draw McGraw says:

    Trigger in motion, before mind is in gear.
    I’m surprised it doesn’t happen more often given
    the intelligence of todays law officers.

  6. Mr. Mustache says:

    Only in Cheese Head Land would a dumb ass cop do something like this. Wonder if he was drinking on the job or was he high on sugar from the donuts.

    1. Ferris Lind says:


      1. Deep Thinker says:

        Good one…..did you sprain your one brain cell thinking that one up?

  7. Andy Taylor says:

    There’s a reason I only gave Barney one bullet, and made him keep it in his pocket.

  8. Chief Clancy Wiggum says:

    Officer down! Officer down!

  9. Lettuce Eater says:

    Ferris Lind must be a cheese head too. Why are you limping? Oh you put your foot in your mouth and you bit yourself. HaHaHaHa

  10. LOOSER COP !!! says:


  11. Pointing at Wisconsin from Up North says:

    Good thing they have the Packers! Only shiny spot in the state!

  12. Barney Fife says:

    Hahahahaha! How do you like that Glock now, officer? Hahahahahaha!

    BTW – they call this condition “Glock Foot” – seriously.

  13. TL the alligator says:

    hennepin county sheriffs office has one….Greg Felber….shot off his weapon into his locker in the locker room.

  14. Grim Reaper says:

    Was the foot running away!

  15. KegHead says:

    Sounds like Otis was on patrol.

  16. Svenbo says:

    Why did he have a round chambered while riding around in the squad car? AND the safety was off? This scares me. How many cops are driving around like this?

  17. rita says:

    what about the safety on the gun did he ever think about having that on before he pulled it out of the holster? I don’t shoot guns but I heard that that helps Duh

    1. Stave says:

      That’s the problem with Glock pistols. The safety is on the trigger. Theoretically it’s perfect. No fumbling for the safety. In reality it is dangerous. Many, many gun enthusiasts no matter how much shooting they’ve done have made mistakes with Glocks.

  18. Murph says:

    A firearms safety course might have helped! A brain transplant might have been even better.Plus if it was a Republican gathering,they should have known it was all for show and no threat to the rich 2% they are told to mollycoddle and protect by the Koch’s and their elected stooges!

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