Speaking of Guns

Janet Mercereau, the widow of a Staten Island fire marshal, has been indicted in the murder of her husband. She has always been considered the prime suspect because “three bullets were fired from the fire marshal’s own service revolver issued by the FDNY. ”

Just one question: Why in the world does the Fire Department get to issue guns to its members? Is there some advanced fire-fighting technique I don’t know about?

1 comment for “Speaking of Guns

  1. marlene
    May 22, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    He was a Supervising Fire Marshall. They are the crew that investigate the fires to render if they it an accident or a crime. After being promoted they are required to have a gun for their safety as they investigate.

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