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FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Interim Fayetteville Police Chief Katherine Bryant returned to work Friday after she accidentally shot herself in the hand during the Christmas holiday, authorities said.

A spokesman for the city said Bryant was injured when her personal firearm accidentally discharged at home. No one else was hurt.

I would think this is not from lack of safety training.  Thoughts?

About the Chief below the fold

Interim Chief Katherine Bryant has served with the Department for over 25 years. She began her career in law enforcement after graduating with a BS in Psychology from Fayetteville State University in 1987. After completing Basic Law Enforcement Training she worked for several years as a patrol officer and was promoted to Sergeant in 1991. She worked as a patrol squad supervisor in the Patrol Division and later as the Service Staff Unit Supervisor, supervising the budget, payroll, and planning functions, as well as serving as the department’s Accreditation Manager.

Interim Chief Bryant was promoted to Lieutenant in 1995 and served as a Watch Commander in the Patrol Division. In 1997, she was assigned to the Chief’s Staff Unit as the Unit Commander for the Office of Professional Standards and Inspections. She completed her Masters Degree in Public Administration from UNCP in 2004 and was promoted to Captain in 2005 and assigned to the Service Bureau to serve as the Support Services Division Commander responsible for Training, Central Records, Technical Services, and Accreditation. In 2008 she was promoted to the position of Asst. Chief and serving as the Campbellton Bureau Commander responsible for patrol, crime prevention, and investigative functions. Interim Chief Bryant has served as an assessor with the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) for over 17 years.

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