It seems as if the trend of policemen being irresponsible with firearms has made a firm comeback on the interwebs as evidenced by this video of a cop shooting off his own finger by mistake and this one of a cop shooting himself in the stomach. Officer Darrell Smith claimed that he did not know the gun he was checking out was loaded – which is pretty believable considering how bad of an idea it is to keep loaded guns in the cabinets of gun shops. His lawyer had this to say about the incident:
He’s permanently disfigured, he went through a lot of pain and suffering… He’s gone through several surgeries. He’s got a lot of medical bills that need to be paid. It ended his career and he’s going to have a lot of lost income.