Officer accidentally shot himself


MORRIS COUNTY — At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, the Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Department’s Communication Center received a 911 call reporting an officer accidentally shot himself in the leg at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy Firing Range.

The injured officer from the Department of Human Services Police Department, received immediate medical assistance from fellow officers and academy staff.

Par-Troy EMS arrived on scene and transported the officer to Morristown Medical Center with minor non-life threatening injuries.

Parsippany-Troy Hills Police Officers who also responded to the incident were advised that the officer was in the process of completing weapons qualifications when his weapon fired causing a minor injury to his thigh. No other injuries were reported.

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