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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

[AR] Captain Ranell's 6 year old daughter facing several reconstructive surgeries

The six-year-old daughter of Fort Smith Police Captain Larry Ranells is at home recovering from an accidental shooting... Blair Ranells found her father's gun and was handling it when it fired hitting her in the cheek... Police spokesman Capt. David Overton said the girl will probably undergo a series of surgeries... The gun does not have a safety but has a lever on the trigger that must be depressed before the gun will fire... Ranells is a firearms instructor... No disciplinary action is anticipated...

Police captain's daughter recovering at home from gunshot wound
KFSM.COM
Aug 5, 2008
The six-year-old daughter of Fort Smith Police Captain Larry Ranells is at home recovering from an accidental shooting Wednesday. Police say Blair Ranells found her father's gun and was handling it when it fired hitting her in the cheek. Blair underwent reconstructive surgery in Little Rock. The shooting has been ruled accidental, however the Fort Smith Police Department is conducting an internal investigation into the incident. The police department says the investigation is standard procedure in a case such as this. [Source]

GLOCK 27, 40-CALIBER, SEMIAUTOMATIC

Cop’s Child Shot In Accident
Fort Smith Times Record, AR
Mary L. Crider mcrider@swtimes.com
August 1, 2008
Blair Ranells, 6, was in fair condition Thursday after accidentally shooting herself with her police officer father’s department-issued handgun on Wednesday, according to a representative of the Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock... Police spokesman Capt. David Overton said the girl will probably undergo a series of surgeries. She shot herself in the left cheek with the semi-automatic handgun... Ranells is a firearms instructor and has always stressed firearms safety for himself and in his teaching... Sometimes a routine gets interrupted, and Ranells just missed a step in his routine Wednesday... No disciplinary action is anticipated in the incident... “The thoughts and prayers of all Fort Smith Police employees are with Capt. Ranells’ daughter and the entire Ranells family” [Full article here]

GLOCK FUNCTION

6-year-old daughter of police captain hurt in home
Arkansas Democrat Gazette, AR
By Dave Hughes
Aug 1, 2008
...Blair was in the den with her older sister Hennessey, according to a report by officer Joseph Armer. Hennessey told Armer she was working at a computer desk while Blair played beside a bed. Hennessey didn’t know Blair had gotten the gun until she heard it go off, she said. [Capt. David] Overton said he was unclear Thursday where Blair found the gun and why it was loaded. The gun was a Glock 27, a. 40-caliber, semiautomatic handgun that Ranells was issued as a backup weapon, Overton said. The gun does not have a safety but has a lever on the trigger that must be depressed before the gun will fire... Ranells is an 18-year veteran of the department, he said. He is the night shift captain, a firearms instructor and has served as the department’s training officer... Ranells is not suspended pending the outcome of the investigations, he said. Officers are issued cable gun locks, Overton said. With the gun unloaded and the magazine removed, the cable is threaded through the magazine opening in the grip and out the ejection port. The end of the cable is inserted in the lock, completing a loop and preventing the gun from being loaded or fired... [Full article here]

From University of Michigan:
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2 comments:

  1. Ex-LAPD officer shot by son, 3, sues gun manufacturer
    From wire reports
    Article Launched: 07/10/2008 07:14:11 AM PDT
    A retired Los Angeles police officer paralyzed when his 3-year-old son fired his father's handgun while riding in the family pick- up truck in Anaheim two years ago filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the gun manufacturer. Enrique Chavez was off-duty when he was shot on July 11, 2006, while driving... His son got hold of his father's .45-caliber weapon while sitting in the back seat and shot him in the back... The suit, filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of Chavez and his wife, Leonora, alleges negligence, strict products liability, breach of warranty and loss of consortium. They are seeking unspecified damages. The suit names as defendants Glock Inc., the maker of the weapon; the Los Angeles Police Revolver and Athletic Club, which sold Chavez the gun in 2003; Uncle Mike's and Bushnell Outdoor Products, which manufactured a gun hip holster for the firearm; and Turner's Outdoorsman... The suit alleges the safety on the Glock 21 that Chavez purchased is "non-existent or ineffective to prevent accidental, unknowing or inadvertent discharge"...
    http://www.dailybreeze.com/ci_9838529

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    1. sad for blair:(

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