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December 28, 2013
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Court: Pa. cop barred from carrying off-duty due to health record

State Trooper Michael L. Keyes cannot carry off-duty because he has a history of depression and attempted suicide

By Matt Miller
Penn Live

Pennsylvania State Trooper Michael L. Keyes is in an odd situation. When on duty, he can carry a gun. Yet while off duty, he is barred by law from possessing any firearms, because seven years ago he suffered from deep depression, repeatedly tried to kill himself by taking drugs and was involuntarily committed for mental health treatment.

Keyes' latest attempt to be allowed to have a gun all the time was rejected this week by the state Superior Court.

That court upheld an earlier ruling by Perry County Senior Judge Keith B. Quigley that Keyes' involuntary mental health commitment constitutes an unsurmountable legal barrier to his ability to possess a gun while off duty.

Full Story: State trooper can't have gun while off duty due to mental health record, Pa. court rules






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