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Tuesday, October 22, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Trooper Quits After Firing Into Ceiling

By From Staff And Wire Reports

A 22-year veteran with the Idaho State Police has resigned after firing three shots into the ceiling of his home during a dispute.

State police Cpl. Dennis Abrams has been on administrative leave since the March 30 incident. He was not pointing the gun at anyone, and no one was injured.

“He’s been a good officer. I’m sorry to see him go, and I wish him well in the future,” state police Lt. Mike Sutton said.

Abrams said earlier he had fired the shots out of frustration with his girlfriend’s adult daughters.

His girlfriend had been under emotional stress caused by her husband’s death and developing cancer, he said, adding that her daughters were talking about putting her in a mental institution.

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