Cop accidentally shoots own knee

A Sergeant attached to the Brickdam Police Station Impact Base is now nursing a gunshot injury to his right knee after his service pistol accidentally went off in the wee hours of Wednesday along Sherriff Street, Georgetown.
The Sergeant has been identified as Clive Clarke.

Sergeant Clive Clarke

According to information received, on Wednesday at about 02:30h, Clarke and two constables were on mobile patrol in one of the Force’s vehicles, driven and commanded by him. At the time, he was reportedly carrying a 9mm service weapon with 15 live rounds of matching ammunition.
During the patrol, it was discovered that the vehicle had a flat tyre and, as such, the vehicle was brought to a stop so that the tyre could be changed.
Clarke, at that time, reportedly took out the weapon from his side holster and rested it on the driver’s seat in order to assist the two constables to change the tyre. After changing the tyre, the Sergeant allegedly picked up the firearm to put it back in the holster when his finger accidentally got to the trigger and a bullet was discharged.
The bullet reportedly stuck his right knee and exited. He was taken to the Georgetown Public Hospital, where he was treated and sent away. The Police have confirmed that the firearm and remaining ammunition were lodged.
Statements have been submitted by the ranks, and an investigation has been initiated.
Clarke had emerged as the 2019 Best Cop of Division 4 ‘A’ (Agricola-Cummings Lodge district) back in 2019. He was also shot during a confrontation in Norton Street, Lodge, Georgetown, when three bandits were killed. Those three bandits were identified as Junior Nurse of Albouystown; Shawn Browne Jr; and another known as “Pretty Bit” and “Skeete”. They were killed during a home invasion in May 2019.