Officer struck in hand by bullet while cleaning gun

Officer might require surgery

Published On: Jun 14 2013 10:25:00 AM CDT   Updated On: Jun 14 2013 10:46:48 AM CDT
SHOREWOOD HILLS, Wis. -

A Shorewood Hills police officer had a bullet go through his hand while he was cleaning an off-duty gun at the police department Thursday night.

Shorewood Hills Police Chief Dennis Pine says the gun accidentially came out of the hand of Sgt. Cory Denzer. The bullet went through his hand and into a cabinet.

Denzer was taken to University of Wisconsin Hospital, was treated and released. He might need surgery in the future.

Pine said Denzer didn’t realize there was a bullet in the chamber. He said no disciplinary action is expected.

Denzer has been with Shorewood Hills police for 15 years.