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Cocopah Tribe investigating police chief for misplaced firearm





The Cocopah Tribe of Arizona is investigating its police chief after he apparently left his service firearm at a home with small children.

Police Chief James Spurgeon went to a friend's home in Yuma, Arizona, on Friday night. A six-year-old boy found the gun the next morning and pointed it at his father, The Yuma Sun reported.

“Police Chief James Spurgeon is a veteran in law enforcement with nearly 30 years of experience,” the tribe said in a statement, the paper reported. “This action is definitely out of character for Chief Spurgeon.

Authorities in Yuma are also investigating.

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Cocopah police chief under investigation (The Yuma Sun 8/28)