Davis Besse security officer shot in calf

CARROLL TWP. A security officer suffered a gunshot wound to his calf Friday morning when his handgun
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

CARROLL TWP.

A security officer suffered a gunshot wound to his calf Friday morning when his handgun discharged unexpectedly in a locker room at the Davis Besse Nuclear Power Station.

 Officer Jamie Arthur bent over to set a rifle down in the locker room when his handgun, a 9mm Smith & Wesson M&P, fired while still in its holster, according to an Ottawa County Sheriff’s report.

No one else was in the area when Arthur was injured. Carroll Township EMS and police received the call at about 7:35 a.m.

Carroll Township EMS took him to St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center in Toledo.

A hospital spokeswoman said Arthur was in fair condition Friday night.

FirstEnergy spokesman Todd Schneider said the company followed protocol by notifying the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He said the company and the Ottawa County Sheriff's office would conduct a thorough investigation.

"We’ll take the necessary actions to make sure something like this doesn’t happen again," Schneider said.

He said he had no information on Arthur's age or work experience at Davis Besse.