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Plymouth Police Captain's Gun Stolen in Court

A captain with the Plymouth Police Department reportedly had his gun stolen inside Wareham District Court on Monday.

Capt. John Rogers Jr. reportedly put down his handgun in the bathroom around 3 p.m., and when he went to retrieve it, the gun was gone. The gun is still missing, reports Fox 25.

Chief Michael Botieri told the Boston Herald that Rogers left the bathroom forgetting to pick up the gun, When he went back for it minutes later, it was gone.

Rogers immediately notified court officials. A weapon-sniffing dog from Massachusetts State Police, and local police did a sweep of the courthouse, including passing everyone inside through a metal detector, and taking the names of all employees who were on duty, anyone who'd been in their offices and those scheduled to appear in court.

The investigation is ongoing.

joe legion January 31, 2013 at 07:14 PM
Just like the Plymouth police to conduct an investigation and will close it without putting in the time and effort to get the all the facts. The Plymouth police department needs to be renamed.........F TROOP!!
Sarah February 01, 2013 at 05:47 AM
So when a doctor makes a mistake and someone dies, they have malpractice to cover them. So if they make a mistake where someone actually dies, they get to keep their jobs and lives. Unfortunately, police officers do not have the same. And he went to the bathroom, it never said he was washing his hands. If he had a waste holster on and had to go to the bathroom, it would have to come off in order to get his pants down. Maybe before we throw stones, we should take a step back and think about all the hard work that people do and remember that mistakes do happen. I can see concern for something terrible happening with that gun but everyone is entitled to make mistakes no matter how large or small. The next time we are so quick to judge, maybe we should take the time to put ourselves in the shoes of someone who willing goes out there every day, risking their own lives, to save those of us whom they have never met.
citizen1 February 03, 2013 at 12:50 PM
seriously? why did he put his gun down in a public restroom? your comparing a wallet to a gun?
citizen1 February 03, 2013 at 12:51 PM
he should lose his job! he just put the people he's supposed to be protecting at risk! what an idiot.
JEMurr February 05, 2013 at 11:30 AM
He should be fired. You never lose your gun, what an idiot. I served as an MP for 4 years in the Army and never had an issue losing any of my weapons. What a freaken dummy.

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