Jerry Anderson of Richmond, Indiana was shocked when he saw a Richmond police officer hand over his loaded gun to a civilian because he could not shoot a badly injured deer.
The incident occurred when the deer was accidentally hit by a car. Anderson told reporters, “I went inside to get my gun, and when I came out, my wife told me that (the officer) said he couldn’t do it. She said he had tears in his eyes, and he handed his gun to a stranger — his loaded gun.”
Apparently there were about 10 or 12 people standing around the scene when one of them told the officer that he had a concealed carry permit in Ohio, but he didn’t have it with him. At that point the officer handed his loaded weapon over to the guy.
“I don’t have a problem with the shooting — the fawn was hurt pretty badly and it needed to be done, that’s why I went inside to get my gun,” Anderson continued. “I just couldn’t believe that an officer who is supposed to protect people was crying and couldn’t do it and then he handed his loaded gun to a stranger to shoot the deer in front of a crowd of people. (The officer) didn’t disperse the crowd first or anything.”
Anderson reported the incident to the Richmond PD and it is now under investigation.