San Diego County Border Patrol Officer Accidentally Shoots Himself While Cleaning Gun

The U.S. Border Patrol agent was not identified.

Patch file photo.
Patch file photo.

A U.S. Border Patrol officer was hospitalized after he accidentally shot himself in a hand while cleaning his gun, it was reported today.

The unidentified person was taken from the 3100 block of Tequila Way near Dairy Mart Road in San Ysidro to UC San Diego Medical Center shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to a San Diego Fire-Rescue Department dispatcher.

Five children were in the San Ysidro home when the accident happened, according to U-T San Diego.

Border Patrol officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

—City News Service

usmcboi June 27, 2014 at 01:43 AM
Batman June 27, 2014 at 01:47 AM
Hmm, what law can the legislature write next to prevent this from happening again? Our lieutenant governor, while he was mayor of San Francisco, tried to pass a law making it illegal for police officers to carry guns while off duty in his city. Wouldn't it make you LEOS so much safer if your guns were taken away from you when you go home? Just vote democrat if you agree. The crooks will be voting democrat, that's for sure. Especially that ownry twerp you arrested 2 years ago that you will someday run into at the 7-11.
Jay Berman June 27, 2014 at 12:32 PM
How do you do that ?? I guess he has a 9mm ... the first thing you do is pop out the magazine and check there no round in the chamber then you field strip it ,,,
Joe Minervini June 27, 2014 at 08:44 PM
Hey men, there's a saying, "never assume a gun is unloaded." problem with the semi's is that when one is careless, sh-t happens. Our Border Patrol's duties are not as easy as they were in the 50's thanks to all that's been going on since then. My main point with this is that tis type of coverage with this story does not warrant the notoriety for this mistake. My guess is that we have just made this man's life more difficult.
glenn bernard June 28, 2014 at 08:35 PM
Sheriff Taylor allowed Deputy Barney Fife to have only one bullet, and the bullet had to be kept in Barney's shirt pocket.


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