Shooting accident at Vermont Police Academy injures trainee

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Shooting accident at Vermont Police Academy injures trainee

Wed, 10/02/2019 - 11:48am -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine On October 1, 2019, at approximately 2004 hours, Detectives from the Vermont State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigations, responded to the Vermont Police Academy in Pittsford, Vermont for a training accident. Upon arrival, Detectives learned that recruits from the police academy were involved in a firearms training scenario. This scenario was a low light, firearms training which was supervised by certified firearms instructors. 

During the training scenario, Daniel Ailinger age 23, had accidentally discharged his firearm while removing it from his holster. Training staff from the Vermont Police Academy immediately evaluated Ailinger and discovered that he had sustained a non-life threatening abrasion to his leg. Ailinger was transported to Rutland Regional Medical Center, where he received medical attention.  Ailinger was subsequently released and returned to the Vermont Police Academy.

Ailinger is a member of the Middlebury Police Department and is a member of the 108th Basic Training Class for Police Professionals.  Any questions should be directed to the Vermont Criminal Justice Training Council.     


RANK/TROOPER FULL NAME: Detective Lieutenant Christopher Barber                                       

STATION: Rutland                    


DATE/TIME: October 1st, 2019 at approximately 8:04 PM.

INCIDENT LOCATION: Vermont Police Academy – 317 Academy Road, Pittsford Vermont 05763.

INCIDENT: Training accident

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