UPDATE: ISP Gun Found - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

UPDATE: ISP Gun Found

POST FALLS, Idaho - UPDATE: KHQ has filed a Freedom Of Information Act form to gain more details about the Idaho State Police officer and the gun that was left behind at the Del Taco drive through in Post Falls. KHQ's Dylan Wohlenhaus spoke with Deputy Director Ralph Powell of the Idaho State Police, he says he has not yet seen the report of what exactly happened but that this is not taken lightly. He says disciplinary action may come pending an internal investigation. He referred most of our questions to District 1 commander Captain Curtis Kastens. We do know the trooper was off duty and the gun was allegedly left on the car and fell off.
 
A Post Falls man got more than he bargained during a late night trip through a taco shop drive through, a loaded Idaho State Police issued handgun.
 
Greg Wiltse says driving through the Del Taco drive through Tuesday night he says he saw what appeared to be a gun laying on the ground. A closer look, he found it was real and had the seal of the Idaho State Police stamped on the side. The gun was loaded and ready to fire with the bullet in the chamber. This model Glock pistol does not have a safety switch on the gun. Rather its in the trigger, and it has to be pulled to fire.
 
Wiltse immediately called Post Falls police and he says the officers told him they knew who it belonged too. Turns out it was a state issued weapon to an Idaho State Police officer. Captain Curtis Kastens, commander of district 1 of the Idaho state police says the gun was a Glock 21 .45 caliber handgun. He says ISP has a policy it does not comment on internal personnel issues but did say they are investigating and taking the incident very seriously. He would not describe the gun as "lost" or the incident as negligent but says the handgun is state issued and used in the line of duty.
 
Meanwhile Greg Wiltse says he was shocked when he found the gun, then find out it was state issued. "I just was concerned. I mean I got 4 teenagers. It could have been picked up by little kids. It could have been picked up by a car full of teenagers and being loaded with a bullet in the chamber, to me is negligent by whoever lost that gun. Especially it being a law enforcement agent." Wiltse says.
 
The Post Falls police department says it returned the weapon to ISP and says its their understanding the gun was left on the troopers vehicle while off duty and fell off.
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