Det. Paul Creger is Retiring from
the Lansing Police Department. Come have breakfast
with Paul on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00
at Pizzano’s on N. Grand River.
Are you a runner?
On Thursday May 30 at 0945 hrs the Law Enforcement
Torch Run for Special Olympics Kickoff Ceremony will
take place on the east Capitol steps. Area 8 athletes
assemble/rally on their way to Mt. Pleasant for the
Michigan Special Olympic Games that take place May 31-June
I am inviting runners interested in running
up to 5 miles at a pace of 9.5 min/mile or less to be
part of the traditional 77 mile relay from Lansing to
Mt. Pleasant. If that isn't inviting enough, you are welcome
to be part of the opening ceremonies at Kelly Shorts stadium.
This event is really awesome to be a part. Special O is
always interested in uniform officers who are willing
to pass out medals for any portion of the games s/he is
able. Get with me for details if interested.
Lastly, I will soon have the DriFit 2013
LETR short sleeve sale Ts on hand. Only $10 each. Black
with small orange logo. Also, $5 raffle tickets for a
trip or cash prize will be available.
Please call if interested in details for
these annual LE related events.
Take care of each other.
Lt. Darin Southworth
It’s that time of year again! This
year’s PAL Golf Outing is on Wednesday,
June 12th at El Dorado Golf Course in Mason.
The profits from this year’s outing are going to
fund the 2013 Shop with a Cop program. Click
here for the registration form. The forms can be returned
to me. This may be the last year, or at least MY last
year, for the golf outing. If you are interested in taking
over, let me know.
Come out and join the fun! Muffin is coming
back to make the Bloody Mary’s. $75 includes 18
holes of golf, breakfast, lunch, dinner, FREE BEER, and
games. Hope to see you out there!
Michelle Bryant - E-Mail: email@example.com
S.T.A.R.T. 40th Year Celebration
S.T.A.R.T. has been around now for 40 years.
We are having a day to commemorate the milestone on July
17th at the range. We will have grilled food from 1100-1300
and a presentation on the past 40 years from 1300-1500.
I would like to invite everyone that has been on S.T.A.R.T.
to attend. A flyer will be coming out but I wanted to
get the word out for leave day picks coming up. I would
also like anyone who has an e-mail address for any retired
members or a way to contact them to please forward this
information. I would just like a reply to get a head count
on how much food to get. We will also have 40th anniversary
t-shirts on display to order that day. The price of those
depends on the size of the order.
Eric Eichenberg - firstname.lastname@example.org
BEAR LAKE HIGHLANDS - 25% off all
summer northern Michigan golf
Members of the Fraternal Order of Police,
including retirees, are invited to play golf at Bear Lake
Highlands at 25% off the standard rate. You and one guest
can play 18 holes of golf, with cart, for $33.75 per person.
Present proof of FOP membership, or retiree status, and
play at this rate anytime during the 2013 season.
See more details here.
LPD Retirement Seminar - September
The Police and Fire Pension board along
with the ERS Board is planning a retirement seminar for
retirees and those about to retire. The tentative date
is set for September 12, 2013. The seminar will be held
at the Lansing Center. There will be general and break
out sessions covering topics like Medical issues in retirement,
Tax implications, Deferred Compensation and Retirement
and much more. There will also be health screening available
at a reduced price. More information will be coming as
the date gets closer.
Detective Brad St. Aubin
CCW Training (& Yearly Renewals)
assist you in conforming to the requirements of HB218
LEOSA, the Lansing Police Department offers yearly range
qualification dates for you.
Fall 2013 qualification date is Saturday,
September 14, 2013 at 8:00 am.
Please call Sgt.
Dave Sileo at 517-483-4838 or email him at
to let him know you are planning to attend.
This courtesy helps him prepare for the
number of shooters.
big change for 2009 is the course of fire and you MUST
HAVE a holster for your firearm as you will be DRAWING
and FIRING. For the course of fire detail, click
addition: For all Retirees there is a change in the procedure
starting with the April 18, 2009 qualification day. There
will be an affidavit you will have to fill out the day
you shoot. You must then take it downtown to Hdgtrs. and
have it notarized by Jason Pierce before he will give
you the new picture ID card.
A quality firearm (it will be inspected). If you want
to be qualified with a semi-auto and a revolver, bring
both to the range with you.
2. A holster that covers the trigger guard.
3. 100 rounds of factory loaded ammo for each firearm.
4. Your retiree I.D.
Range Master - Sgt. Dave
at 517-483-4838 or email@example.com.
Chambering of Ammo Rounds
THE FOLLOWING TRAINING
ADVISORY WAS FORWARDED FROM GWINETT COUNTY POLICE
DEPARTMENT – LAWRENCEVILLE, GA
In September of this year a GCPD officer was involved
in a situation which quickly became a use of deadly
force incident. When the officer made the decision
to use deadly force, the chambered round in his
duty pistol did not fire. Fortunately, the officer
used good tactics, remembered his training and cleared
the malfunction, successfully ending the encounter.
The misfired round, which had a full firing pin
strike, was collected and was later sent to the
manufacturer for analysis. Their analysis showed
the following: “…the cause of the misfire
was determined to be from the primer mix being knocked
out of the primer when the round was cycled through
the firearm multiple times”. We also sent
an additional 2,000 rounds of the Winchester 9mm
duty ammunition to the manufacturer. All 2,000 rounds
were successfully fired.
In discussions with the officer, we discovered that
since he has small children at home, he unloads
his duty weapon daily. His routine is to eject the
chambered round to store the weapon. Prior to returning
to duty he chambers the top round in his primary
magazine, then takes the previously ejected round
and puts in back in the magazine. Those two rounds
were repeatedly cycled and had been since duty ammunition
was issued in February or March of 2011, resulting
in as many as 100 chambering and extracting cycles.
This caused an internal failure of the primer, not
discernible by external inspection.
This advisory is to inform all sworn personnel that
repeated cycling of duty rounds is to be avoided.
As a reminder, when loading the weapon, load from
the magazine and do not drop the round directly
into the chamber. If an officer’s only method
of safe home storage is to unload the weapon, the
Firearms Training Unit suggests that you unload
an entire magazine and rotate those rounds. In addition,
you should also rotate through all 3 duty magazines,
so that all 52 duty rounds are cycled, not just
a few rounds. A more practical method of home storage
is probably to use a trigger lock or a locked storage
The primer compound separation is a risk of repeatedly
chambering the same round. The more common issue
is bullet setback, which increases the chamber pressures
often resulting in more negative effects.
In addition to following the guidance provided above
of constantly rotating duty ammunition that is removed
during the unloading/reloading of the weapon, training
ammunition utilized during firearm sustainment and
weapon manipulation drills, should also be discarded
if it has been inserted into the chamber more than
twice. This practice lessens the likelihood of a
failure to fire or more catastrophic results.
Submitted 02/26/12 by Craig
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