Medicine Hat, Alberta – On March 19th a member of the Medicine Hat Police Service conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle that did not have functioning brake lights. While rolling to a stop, the officer observed the occupants appearing to hide something under the seat of the car. The officer spoke to the driver who was breaching a condition of release on previous charges. The male was arrested, and a search of the vehicle resulted the officer locating a loaded, sawed off .22 semi-auto rifle along with a bag containing a mask, kerchief, and a spring-loaded police style baton.
Resulting from this investigation, Tyler Figley (38-years-old) and Ashley Gackle (44-years-old) both from Medicine Hat, have been charged with several offences including possession of a prohibited weapon.
This investigation is an example of the danger officers face frequently when conducting traffic stops.
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