肯塔基州警方接到了周围的电话 1 上午. from the Bell County Sheriff’s Department regarding two dispatchers in the Bell County
911 中央, 警长部门说 in a news release.
The incident occurred when the two dispatchers were trading firearms and one of the weapons was accidentally discharged, striking 23-year-old dispatcher Kyle Garret, 警察说.
Garrett was transported to a health center where he was pronounced dead by the Bell County Coroner, 根据发布.
“It is with great sadness that we make this tragic announcement in regard to our own loss,” the Bell County Sheriff’s Department said in the release.
The two dispatches involved in the incident are “cousins and best friends,” according to the sheriff’s department.
“They grew up together and shared the hobby of casual gun trading. This is a tragedy that you can never prepare for,” 声明说. “We are asking for prayers for the family of Kyle and Colton. We also ask that you pray for the dispatchers, 代表, and first responders that work alongside them every day.”
Protocols do not allow non-sworn personnel to bring firearms into the 911 中央, 警察说. “It was discovered, after this incident, that these protocols were not followed,” 他们补充说.
An autopsy will be performed, 该案仍在调查中.