"Police chief quits as firearms instructor
Riverdale Police Chief Dave Hansen, who accidentally shot himself while teaching a concealed weapon-permit course in May, has resigned as a firearms instructor.
Hansen "voluntarily surrendered" his teaching credentials before the Bureau of Criminal Identification weapons review board took up the issue of his competency as an instructor this week, Rep. Curtis Oda, R-Clearfield, said Tuesday.
Oda asked the agency for an investigation into Han sen's ability as a firearms instructor after the veteran police officer shot himself in the ankle May 3 while teaching a concealed weapon-permit course inside a classroom.
The incident landed Hansen in the hospital and drew
who cause problems, he said.
Oda said Hansen violated "several sacred safety rules" by firing a loaded gun inside a classroom. "This is not an issue of embarrassment," Oda said of Hansen's accidental shooting in the classroom. "We need to have a precedent to discipline instructors in the future."
Hansen, who recently underwent another leg surgery as a result of the shooting injury, was not at work Tuesday and could not be reached for comment.