During training to prevent school shootings, newly promoted Corporal Cushman put on plastic body armor and a helmet to show other officers that fake Simunition bullets from specially-converted weapons would not harm them. Officer Blane Shaw shot Corporal Cushman in the head with what he thought was a converted pistol, but was in fact his service weapon.

ID: 649

Victms Name: Joseph Joey Cushman
Age: 26
Gender: Male
Race: European-American/White

City: Arlington
County: Tarrant
State: TX
Zip Code: 76018
Country: United States of America

Agency: Arlington Police Department

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Circumstances surrounding mental health: During training to prevent school shootings, newly promoted Corporal Cushman put on plastic body armor and a helmet to show other officers that fake Simunition bullets from specially-converted weapons would not harm them. Officer Blane Shaw shot Corporal Cushman in the head with what he thought was a converted pistol, but was in fact his service weapon.

Symptoms of mental health: No

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