At that age & beyond....fairly common to see a elderly drive plow through a building or crowd.
"Mistook" the gas pedal for the brake.
No kidding -- someone took that "80 is the new 50" thing too seriously.
Reserve deputies are usually just one of the Sheriff's friends who get to occasionally ride along. They are not paid.
You are supposed to separate which side you have each weapon on to make certain this doesn't happen, and usually you also are trained to shoot with the opposite grip on the taser as accuracy isn't as big of a deal in taser range. If you are too comfortable with your grip, you aren't using the taser and it's supposed to make you stop and double check yourself.
Clearly it failed in this instance and both men will pay the price for their choices that lead to this result. Like all accidents, it took a series of failures to reach the result.
Couple things...Mistaking a pistol for the older TASER's maybe, but new TASER's look and are handled like a semi auto pistol...I can easily see one mistaking one for the other. Happened a few years ago in NJ I believe by a transit cop who made same error and was convicted of murder.
As well, I believe this "reserve deputy" was a retired full time deputy, so he was very well trained. Was his age a factor? Perhaps, but even at least one young man, the transit officer, made the identical mistake few years ago. Plus as I'm only 15 years shy of 73, lets' not go all "73 is old," okay friends? I can live with arthritis, having a one-half inch vertical leap and walking on knees that have been abused for too many years, but I am not ready to be old!
Y'all tighten up!
Interested to find out what this country will be like in around 30 years when minorities are given free reign to pick and choose which laws they'll obey.
The Bolsheviks are digging their own graves and are too jaded to realize it.
I need to correct the record...in my previous comment on Seeker9's post I said "As well, I believe this “reserve deputy” was a retired full time deputy, so he was very well trained."
That is an INCORRECT statement on my part. The gentleman is an "advanced reserve" deputy and has complete at least 480 hours of training.
I apologize for my error and was not trying yo mislead anyone.
 April 8, 2015 at 6:59pm
I think Sharpton should have to wear a cam on every visit to the White House. And video should be public, as such meetings should not be classified. Of course, this would be to build trust.
Presidential choice: (a) let children and others have asthma, or (b) take AF1 on golf trips, and fund raisers, and vacations (separate planes for wife, of course).
 April 2, 2015 at 12:25pm
Noooo! not fibrinoid necrosis!
 March 26, 2015 at 7:05pm
LED’s make light, and light is light. No camera on earth (or anywhere else) could capture such a short burst of light. Light would show up as a continuous beam to any camera, and the eye for that matter. Fake, fake.
It wasn't the light 'shooting across the sky' I saw.
I just saw tiny flashes like you might expect to see, if you saw an LED being flipped on and off very fast.
LED's make light, and light is light. No camera on earth (or anywhere else) could capture such a short burst of light. Light would show up as a continuous beam to any camera, and the eye for that matter. Fake, fake.
Really? are you sure its fake?
 March 12, 2015 at 1:54pm
The Schultz guy on msnbc suggested last night that maybe the cops should only be given billy clubs. HAHAHA! No joke.
 March 6, 2015 at 7:30pm
Go ahead, dismantle the PD. Let them go without police. See how many young blacks are killed after that.
 March 6, 2015 at 4:24pm
Haven’t I heard somewhere “the same set of rules for everyone”? Okay, I know. They are progs where language gets distorted and twisted beyond recognition.
 March 6, 2015 at 4:21pm
Racist! Whaaat? Doesn’t that Corn guy work at Mother Jones?
 March 4, 2015 at 10:52pm
Did ISIS cause Daily Kos, or did Daily Kos cause ISIS? The evidence is incontrovertible.
 February 25, 2015 at 3:27pm
Radar antenna, precisely. You can actually see a dish shape. Strange that the fiberglass radome would deform like that.
 February 19, 2015 at 7:57pm
Not the first time Joe said that. (Why did I just think of Hendrix?) Hey, Joe.
 February 19, 2015 at 10:36am
Fist, and most likely only time. Short of total world wide collapse, can’t see it. Even then, the govt would bail them out.
 February 16, 2015 at 4:34pm
It irks me to no end that Sharpton has people on his show still claiming that it’s still not “fair”. He sits there and owes millions, and dodges away. The Dems will NEVER have enough to spend, That’s why they push the climate change thing, it is a way for them to take more. The greed is in DC.