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ASIRT Investigation: Lethbridge police officer injured at LPS shooting range

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The province’s police watchdog is now investigating after a serious injury to a Lethbridge Police officer at the local LPS shooting range.

On Tuesday (Sept. 22), officers were conducting training in a room at the firing range, when one officer, handling a gun, shot off a round into a table.

The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) says at this stage in the investigation, a 35 year old old officer standing nearby was hit in his upper left leg, by what’s believed to be a fragment from that table.

The incident resulted in a serious, but non-life threatening injury.

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The injured officer was treated on-scene and taken to Chinook Regional Hospital where he remains in stable condition.

ASIRT say the fired round was recovered from a nearby wall as part of the ongoing investigation.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of News Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and Funeral Assistant since 2016.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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