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Tasered Oregon State Trooper Gets Sweet Apology


Oregon State Police trooper Mitchell Goldman was accidentally tasered by a Umatilla County Sheriff's Office deputy back in October. The deputy apologized with a custom cake.

Oregon State Police trooper Mitchell Goldman was accidentally tasered by a Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office deputy back in October. The deputy apologized with a custom cake.

Courtesy of the Oregon State Police

Oregon State Police trooper Mitchell Goldman was literally shocked during a Hermiston domestic violence call. The cake he got from the Umatilla County Sheriff’s Office seemed to make up for the trouble.

State police on Monday posted a photo of Goldman with the cake he received for taking a shot from the Taser of sheriff’s Sgt. Josh Roberts. Blue icing on the cake said, “Sorry you got tased.”

Goldman the evening of Oct. 11 responded to the call at 2295 N. Townsend Road, Hermiston and contacted Michael Jacob Morris, 21. State police on Facebook reported Morris “became belligerent” when the trooper tried to pat him down and a “scuffle ensued.”

Roberts said he pulled up and saw Goldman and Morris in a struggle and wanted to subdue the suspect. He said he fired his Taser stun gun, and one prong struck Morris flush, but the other skipped off and hung up in the trooper’s vest. Both men felt the gun’s jolt of electricity.

Read the whole story at the East Oregonian.

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