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Officer to be reprimanded for misplacing sidearm

A northern Indiana police officer will be reprimanded after he lost his department-issued handgun along a busy highway.

Posted: Nov. 17, 2017 10:16 AM

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WLFI) — A northern Indiana police officer will be reprimanded after he lost his department-issued handgun along a busy highway.

South Bend police say the officer will get a letter of reprimand and "verbal counseling."

The chief called the officer's actions "negligent."

They believe the gun fell from the roof of the police car.

It was found, loaded, on Sept. 17 by a news crew in the area.

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