The Columbus Division of Police has added new duties for three patrol officers. The three have been named Diversity and Inclusion Liaison Officers who will work to build trust between police and the community.
Woman Says Gun Instructor Shot Her 26 Years Ago
A Central Ohio woman says a certified gun safety class instructor accused of accidentally shooting a student in the arm during a demonstration was involved in a second accidental shooting decades ago.
Cathy Schmelzer says she was stunned by the Aug. 10 shooting in Carroll because it involved a man who wounded her in 1977 when he fired a handgun into the air during a Halloween hayride and a bullet ricocheted.
Terry J. Dunlap Sr. wasn’t charged in that case. Authorities handling the current case haven’t decided whether to charge the former policeman, who is a Violet Township trustee. He declined to comment to the newspaper about either shooting.
The injured student, 26-year-old Michael Piemonte, says Dunlap was a good instructor but made a mistake.