Years ago, I had a reserve officer riding with me. We got a gun call where as a lady fled her home, reporting her hubby was drunk and armed, assualted her and threatened to kill any cop that came in.
Well we had to go in. Sneaking through the house a bit at a time, the reserved covered me while I moved and visa versa. To make a long story short, The bad guy got tired of waiting for us and passed out.
Anyway, after the shift, as we did most nights, we went to the range to "shoot for coffee, looser buys".
This is where I found my reserve officer forgot to load his service revolver. Scared the crap out of me. After that, until the day I retired, no reserve officer got in my car unless I did a firearms inspection.
CPT USAR Ret
USAMU Sniper School Oct '78
Distinguished Rifle Badge 1071