Cops hunt for gun lost by Plymouth captain in courthouse bathroom
Plymouth, state and Wareham police are continuing their search this morning for a veteran cop’s loaded service revolver that went missing from a courthouse bathroom yesterday after Plymouth Police Capt. John Rogers Jr. inadvertently left it behind during a rest stop.
Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri said the investigation includes a review of defendants who had cases before Wareham District Court yesterday, where Rogers, a 26-year veteran and head of his department’s operations division, went to testify.I do NOT understand this at all. I've had my concealed carry permit for nearly 20 years, and I have never left my carry gun behind ANYWHERE. I assume that - given that it was his service weapon - it was in a duty rig. Why on earth would he take the gun out? He's in a reasonably secure building, and he's a police officer - it's not like someone seeing the gun under the stall would have caused him any problems.
Now, here's the thing. On the wish list of new gun laws is a requirement that folks inform law enforcement upon the loss of a firearm. In MA we are already required to do so. Unofficially you stand a pretty good chance of being declared unsuitable for a permit for such an act of gross negligence, and while I disagree that you should lose your right to own a gun over losing one, I think you need to take a hard look at yourself and your practices should you lose a gun. That said, I will bet $100 that this officer faces no permanent repercussions from this.
Why? BECAUSE ONLY ONE, that's why.
That is all.