Oak Harbor police chief reprimanded for losing gun in bathroom

OAK HARBOR, Wash. - Oak Harbor police chief Edgar Green received a written reprimand for losing his personal handgun earlier this month, according to a press release from Mayor Bob Severns' office.

According to the release, Green reported the loss to the mayor, city administrator and officers on duty on March 4.

He reportedly said he last remembered having the Glock .40 at around 7:30 p.m. at a Saar's Marketplace on Highway 20, and said that he noticed it was missing when he got home an hour later.

He said he might have left it on a towel container in the bathroom, and that he'd immediately called the store's manager, who couldn't find it.

The release said it's the police department's policy that officers must make every effort to secure their weapons and not lose control of them.