Virginia post office shooting involved special agent, USPS employee

The shooting happened just after 9 a.m. Wednesday at the post office on North Church Street in downtown Lovettsville, a small town of about 2,000 people in northern Loudoun County.

The postal employee who was shot was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not believed to be life-threatening, according to the Loudoun County’s Sheriff’s Office.

The special agent who fired his weapon works for the U.S. Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, according to Agapi Doulaveris, an office spokeswoman. She said the officer was involved in “a critical incident … which resulted in the agent discharging his firearm and shooting a Postal Service employee.”

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Typical. Post office shooting its own employees.

Typical? Ignorant statement. A police officer called to a disturbance, shoots a man in an altercation causing non life threatening injuries which we have no facts about, and that’s typical? Smh.

You can go to the hospital after you finish your route

Postal Inspectors are given a six week crash course at Quantico VA and then given a badge and a gun….no prior law enforcement background is required….. this is a recipe for disaster…. most of these postal Inspectors are incompetent Barney Fife’s blundering around…real law enforcement professionals don’t want to work alongside them because they would probably kill you with friendly fire…. I don’t know the details of the situation in the article, but I would venture to guess that excessive force was used by the inspector…..bad postal workers make worse cops!!!

The article clearly indicates that an USPS-OIG Special Agent was involved and not a Postal Inspector. Two separate agencies and neither one trains at Quantico, VA. The DEA and the FBI train at Quantico, VA.

Thanks for the clarification… I see the OIG was created in 1996… I know when I turned down being a postal Inspector due to not being able to relocate, the training was done at the FBI academy on Quantico… I assume that has been changed

I knew that the USPS doesn’t care about its bargaining unit employees, first they’re going to burn you in your LLV. Then if you live through that, they’re going to SHOOT you. Good luck!

You dont work with us do you? You sound like an unintelligent unemployed person just talking trash about our amazing organization. Please try volunteer work or something useful to add value to your life