Due to Popular Demand – OPP Officer Loses Gun – Long Sault Ontario – December 2, 2009

Due to Popular Demand – OPP Officer Loses Gun – Long Sault Ontario – December 2, 2009

casaI blame Michael Peeling of the Free-Holder for writing this STORY.   All day I’m getting emails and phone calls asking why I haven’t linked to or written about it.

Frankly it’s the same reason I feel for CBSA officers in the bridge crisis.  They’re stuck in the middle.  I have a few friends in Law Enforcement; none locally; well maybe a couple locally; and I can tell you it’s not an easy job.

I have one friend who once had to protect a president of the United States and this president stood for everything that he wasn’t, but his job was to take a bullet if necessary.   What a conundrum…..

I love using the word conundrum in a sentence too…..

Back to this story.

“A OPP officer’s gun and ammunition remains missing following the theft of a police vehicle Tuesday in Long Sault.

The unmarked OPP vehicle likely stolen sometime after midnight was found on Alice Street in Cornwall at 1 p.m. the same day, but the lockbox containing a gun, ammunition and other police equipment left in the truck was not.

The lockbox contained a 40-calibre Sig Sauer firearm, which was secured with three magazines of ammunition, handcuffs and pepper spray.”

First off Michael it should be “An OPP” as you always use “an” before a vowel.  My next visual is from Casablanca when the Inspector shouts “Round up the usual suspects!”   The vehicle was later found on Alice Street in the East End of Cornwall.

“If anyone has information about this theft, contact the nearest police agency, the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or call Crime Stoppers at 613-534-4130 or 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).”

Any thoughts Cornwall?

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14 Comments on "Due to Popular Demand – OPP Officer Loses Gun – Long Sault Ontario – December 2, 2009"

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godkin
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Gee talk about gun control I would think this would be a black eye for the people who try to enforce it.shame on you this should have never happened of all people….

Stan
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Talk about improper storage of a firearm. Why was this gun left alone in the trunk of the car? Hindsight is a great thing and dictates that the gun should have been brought into the house for the night. 9/11, terrorists, radicals all come to mind. Are the OPP subject to the same laws we are? If so, charges, charges, heads gotta roll!

Ontarian
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I find it quite strange that someone would break into a policewomans house in order to find the keys and then steal them so that they could steal the car. Breaking & Entering, Stealing the Keys, Stealing the Car, Stealing the Gun, Ammunition & Pepper Spray from the lock box (was it locked too or did they have to steal some other keys?), Steal the Body-Armour, Steal items of Clothing, etc., etc.
Are we being asked to believe this story? Or are we missing something?

Paul
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The functionally illiterate “Gilcpig” criticizing a reporter for a typo is just rich. It’s clear he doesn’t have a clue how to use a semi-colon. The fact that he didn’t want to write about a public safety issue such as this one shows he doesn’t give a damn if someone gets shot by a stolen police gun. Law enforcement isn’t an easy job, but this officer could have taken better precautions to store her gun. Let’s see. Why not store your gun at the Long Sault OPP detachment? A little extra security never hurts. Thankfully, the gun and bullets have… Read more »
Paul
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If this website was really about the free exchange of ideas, Jamie wouldn’t be censoring (I mean “moderating”) the comments submitted. I know people who have made comments that have not made it on her because Jamie had a problem with them. So why not get rid of the moderation feature, Jamie? Will you truly back up the name Cornwall Free News?

Ontarian
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Same as you Paul, you know squat about serving too! Do you know what a semi-colon is? If it were a colon and in french, it would be you!

Paul
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You’re right Ontarian, i’ve never been in law enforcement. Never said I was.
A semi-colon can be used to separate two related ideas in the same sentence, but it’s tricky to use them properly.
Your attempt to put me in my place with a joke doesn’t make any sense. I appreciate the attempt though.

Eric Blair
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The problem with reporting, and law enforcemnt and even politics, is “friends” — that and bloody relatives. And although, in a small town, this may present problems for institutions (such as the press, law enforcement, and government), these should nevertheless act on behalf of the larger community; sitting on news, looking the other way, or practicing favouritism just undermines these professions and discredits their labour. Sure it’s easy for me to talk — having no friends, and my kin being well behaved, or maybe just sneaky — but even if that weren’t the case, one might consider a change of… Read more »
grimalot
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Yay, they apparently found the gun and ammo in an undisclosed location. How do we know for certain this is true? This could just be some major PR and damage control now. If this is true, someone is still running around with the uniform and body armor. As well as I believe pepper spray which I don’t think was recovered. All in all, I find it a very interesting situation indeed. Someone breaks into a cops house. And almost unnoticed, steals the exact keys to the unmarked cruiser in question. Steals cruiser, takes off with the car, dumps it, keeps… Read more »
Roy Berger
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All that was taken from her house was the keys. She doesn’t wake up while her house is being broken into and robbed. If someone had something against her or cops they sure didn’t take advantage of the situation. The car gets jacked. Her cover sure got blown though and I’m guessing from all the excitement there was more at stake than a pistol. Inside job, departmental jealousy, love gone wrong or maybe a foreign agent was involved. Pass the popcorn. I do wonder if the gun was chipped and tracked real time by some big eye in the sky.… Read more »
Stan
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Right On Prince!!! Theres way more to this story than anyone is saying. The Ottawa Citizen reports that the gun and three clips of ammunition were recovered. Still missing is the lockbox, handcuffs, baton, pepper spray, body armour, uniform shirt and pants. Police describe the lockbox as a 14″x 14″ metal box with key AND combination lock. Perhaps the key to the lock box was on the car keys. But ask yourselves, how did the thief know the combination???? Police will not release details. OPP & Cornwall Police continue to investigate. Dave Ross, Deputy Director, OPP Corporate Communications Bureau, Orillia… Read more »
grimalot
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whoa whoa whoa.. There is a combination lock on this box as well? Now this I didn’t know. Seeing as there is the possibility of a combination lock, then there are 3 ways that come to my mind as to how the thief gained access to the box. 1 – combination was left on the box. (the most obvious, and I’m quite sure if there are special conditions about keeping a gun stored in a vehicle, then one of those conditions would be not to leave the combination entered into the lockbox, duh!) 2 – physical entry into the box… Read more »
Stan
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Grimalot, consider yourself educated!
It surprises me that NO-ONE has asked that fundamental question:
Was the firearm registered with the Firearm Registry?
Or are the OPP exempt?

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