Last Updated on: 21st April 2014, 04:15 pm
This seems tragic and completely unnecessary. Ian Terry was a police officer, and he was shot to death. Was it while he was on duty? Nope. He was shot by a colleague during a training exercise. Yup. He was pretending to run from a fake crime scene, and they had to stop him. Well, they sure did.
Why in christ would you use live ammo in a training exercise? They said at one point they were using special bullets that were supposed to stop cars. Why not use something like paint balls and just aim for the spots where you would fire the special ammo? Maybe I’m missing something, but this just seems horribly unnecessary. Who knew you would die at a training exercise.