Norristown officer who accidentally shot self identified

Friday, April 26, 2013

Authorities have identified the police officer who accidentally shot himself in the leg during training Thursday morning in Conshohocken.

Norristown Police Sergeant Robert Langdon was among several officers training at the Montgomery County Tactical Training Center at 1175 Conshohocken Road.

Police say it was just before 11:00 a.m. Thursday when Langdon, a 20-year-veteran and supervisor, accidentally discharged his weapon.

A bullet hit his leg.

Langdon was flown to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was treated and released before 2:30 p.m.

Montgomery County detectives are investigating the shooting, which is standard procedure for such an incident.

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