Officer Suspended After Shooting

Osage Police Department Osage, IA

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Osage, IA – An Osage officer has been put on paid suspension, after he accidentally shot a weapon.

One person was injured.

Officer Brad Evans, from the Osage Police Department, was off duty on Saturday morning when one of his weapons discharged.

A friend of Evans’ was shot in the hand when the weapon went off.

Mayor Steve Cooper says it’s an unfortunate event.

“Our main concern right now is number one he is a fine employee we don’t want to lose him as an employee but at the same time people need to understand there are ramifications for what they do on duty and off duty,” said Cooper.

The Chief of Police and City Council met tonight to discuss what disciplinary action should be taken against the officer.

Evans is now on un-paid suspension, and will have to be re-trained on handling a revolver.

He will also have to re-qualify for his marksmanship certification.

Evans is expected to return to work Friday evening.

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