In August, a young boy somehow managed to walk up to a Lodi Police SWAT officer at a children’s event and pull the trigger. That officer was hit in the leg and was taken to the hospital.
“It doesn’t have an external safety or anything like that,” said Lt. Sierra Brucia with the department. “The gun functioned how it was supposed to. When the trigger was pulled, the gun went off.”
A suspect in a Calaveras County murder was arrested after a pursuit involving Lodi Police and the California Highway Patrol.
Cpt. Helms is a 25 year veteran of the Stockton Police Department where he served as Deputy Chief of Police from January 2005 to May 2010.