Massachusetts police officer suspended after leaving gun in courthouse bathroom

Published February 06, 2013

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A Massachusetts police officer has been suspended after leaving his gun in a courthouse bathroom, the Boston Herald reports.

Capt. John Rogers Jr. left behind his department-issued .357 revolver on Jan. 28, and it was discovered by police two days later.

Rogers, also an internal affairs investigator with the Plymouth Police Department, will lose 30 days' pay, give up his job in internal affairs and be retrained in the proper handling of weapons, the Herald reports.

“He has always presented himself in a professional manner and is a well-respected law enforcement officer in the area,” Plymouth Police Chief Michael Botieri said. “Capt. Rogers has taken full responsibility for his actions and has never been disciplined over his entire career. He also recognizes that his behavior warrants severe disciplinary action.”

Rogers is a 28-year veteran of the Plymouth Police Department.

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