A man scheduled to start a new job with the Clark County Sheriff's Office Wednesday accidentally shot and killed his wife as he was practicing his draw, police in Tualatin, Ore., said.
Kimberly Lynn Osbrink, 23, of Tualatin, died at OHSU Hospital in Portland, where she was taken after suffering a gunshot to the abdomen Sunday night.
Ryan Michael Osbrink, 24, had accepted a job offer from the sheriff's office. He was to begin his training to become a deputy Wednesday. His job status is now in limbo pending the outcome of the Tualatin investigation, sheriff's Sgt. Tim Bieber said Tuesday.
Police responded to a Tualatin apartment around 10:30 p.m. Sunday to find Ryan Osbrink giving first aid to his wife. According to police Capt. Jeff Groth, Ryan Osbrink had been practicing drawing his gun from a holster. Kimberly walked into the room and Ryan accidentally fired the gun, Groth said.
Although Groth characterized the shooting as an accident, he said the shooting remains under investigation.
Ryan Osbrink used his own .45-caliber H & K semiautomatic pistol in the shooting. The Clark County Sheriff's Office has not issued Osbrink a gun or other equipment.
Wednesday was to be a form of orientation for Osbrink, Bieber said. He would then take inhouse training courses before heading to the state law enforcement academy.
(Source: The former information shamelessly stolen from The Columbian)
We all know that the only thing these poor, trained killers will be qualified and experience to do, is to assume the same roll for their corporate sponsors that they held in the service. "To protect and to kill."
I really feel for this guy, but I worry for all of us as the ranks of all police departments become bloated with trained killers.