WALTHAM, MASS. (WHDH) - A veteran Waltham police officer was injured Thursday morning after she accidentally discharged her department-issued firearm.
The accidental discharge, which occurred outside of an address on School Avenue around 7:20 a.m., left June Conway with a non-life-threatening leg injury. She was off-duty at the time of the incident.
Conway, a member of the department for more than three decades, is well-known around the city and was presented with a hero’s award by the local Lions Club last year.
“It’s still an accident. You can’t really be upset with anyone for that,” said neighbor Ryan McDermott. “Things like that happen all the time, so I wouldn’t really hold it against her.”
There were no other reported injuries.
Sources say Conway was placing the gun in her holster before heading off to work when a single bullet was fired.
Police say the incident is being treated as a personnel matter and the department will not be issuing further comment.
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