Police officer dies while cleaning weapon

Sept. 11, 2012 at 1:09 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- A Dallas police officer was killed while cleaning his weapon at home, a police statement said.

Officer Christopher Pasley died Monday afternoon "as a result of an apparent accidental discharge while cleaning his weapon," a statement from Dallas police Chief David Brown said.

Pasley was a resident of Fort Worth, Texas, and joined the Dallas police force in 2007, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported Tuesday.

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