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East Tennessee deputy back on job after shooting video screen

December 13th, 2011 11:15 am by Staff Report

SEVIERVILLE (AP) โ€” A veteran deputy with the Sevier County Sheriff's Office is back on the job โ€” with a firearms refresher course completed โ€” after he accidentally fired a shot inside a convenience store.

Cpl. Chris Huskey was demonstrating a Glock pistol to Deputy Adam Bohanan at Dunn's Market on Nov. 23 when the weapon discharged, firing a bullet through a computer monitor and the wall of a walk-in freezer, where it lodged in a pack of frozen bologna. No one else was in the store at the time and neither officer was hurt, according to The Mountain Press (

Huskey was suspended for 18 hours and had to take a weapons safety course. He and Bohanan split the cost of replacing the video monitor.


Information from: The Mountain Press,

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