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Posted: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:30 pm

Corrective action has been taken after a police officer accidentally fired a rifle earlier this month.

On Nov. 1, at about 1 a.m. a Poynette Police Officer was doing maintenance on a rifle when the incident occurred, according to police chief Donald White.

White said the officer became distracted by a telephone call while reloading the weapon.

“When he came back to finish loading the weapon, he forgot he had already set the sear,” White said in the press release. “He put the magazine in the weapon. He then went to set the sear and the weapon fired.”

The round went into the chief’s office creating a hole the size of a 50-cent piece.

White said the wall has been repaired and the officer was the only one in the police department at the time.

“In checking with other law enforcement agencies, the accidental discharge of rifles is more common than I knew,” White said.

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