Dmclark - I agree with you. Radios and cellphones in the toilet or lost/destroyed are no big deal.Quote:
Originally Posted by dmclark
However, I would STRONGLY disagree with you (and everyone else) if you are implying it is no big deal to accidently leave you gun in the secured area of the airport.
What would have happened if no one had found the gun? If the Federal Air Marshal had told someone she had left it in the bathroom, how many airports do you believe would have been shut down? What would have happened if a child had retrieved the weapon and shot someone with it?
People are human and make mistakes. However, this was a mistake of such magnitude it deserves at the very least some serious time off to think about not making it again and that it would go on the permanent record. When it comes to the airport (and even arguably public places) we as law enforcement need to be held to a higher standard. At the very least a higher standard than, "Ooops you forgot your gun. No problem. Just don't do it again."
I apologize if I read your statements wrong.