Part of gun range closed after Lakeland police officer seriously hurt
Officer hit by shrapnel during June class
LAKELAND, Fla. – A Polk County police sergeant injured at the department's gun range has prompted officials to close down a portion of the range for more than a month.
The discovery was reported Monday by the Lakeland Ledger . According to a report from Lakeland police, the officer was attending a class in June when he was struck by shrapnel that apparently ricocheted off a paper target about three feet away.
The undercover officer was bleeding profusely from his wrist and was rushed into surgery to repair his vein.
Authorities closed a portion of the gun range.
A safety review board will meet next month to determine if anything can be done to improve safety there.
The injured sergeant returned to light duty this month.
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