Kentucky Sheriff’s Deputy Brings Gun to Church Wedding and Accidentally Shoots His Mother

Cory Golightly

Cory Golightly

By Elaine Magliaro

Detective Cory Golightly, a sheriff’s deputy from western Kentucky, has been placed on paid administrative leave after accidentally shooting his mother with a personal weapon during a wedding ceremony at the Bardwell Baptist Church in Carlisle County.

WPSD reported that Mike Collins, who is on the Bardwell Fire Department and the custodian for the church, heard the call come into the station. Collins said that he rushed over to the church to see what had happened. He said that all of the witnesses said that they saw the same thing. Collins said that Golightly “was adjusting his jacket. The gun and holster fell out of his jacket and accidentally went off and shot her.”

Jenine King, one of the witnesses said, “My initial reaction was, ‘Oh my goodness. Could that possibly be a gun?’ Then my next thought was, ‘Gosh, who’s in the church with a gun?’” King added that once she heard Golightly call for his mom, she knew something was really wrong.”

“He was so calm,” she said. “He said, ‘Mom, breathe and be calm. Be calm.'”

According to reports, Golightly “tended to his mother before medical crews arrived.” The deputy’s “mother was listed in stable condition at a Nashville, Tennessee, hospital.”



Kentucky deputy accidentally shoots his own mom after bringing gun to wedding (Raw Story)

Local Sheriff’s detective on leave after shooting incident (WPSD)


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10 Responses to Kentucky Sheriff’s Deputy Brings Gun to Church Wedding and Accidentally Shoots His Mother

  1. bron98 says:

    never leave the hammer on a chambered round.

  2. bron98 says:

    while in church.

  3. randyjet says:

    This guy should not have a license to carry a gun. I cannot believe his last name either.

  4. Just in time to make Mother’s Day really really awkward.

  5. bigfatmike says:

    “Just in time to make Mother’s Day really really awkward.”

    Sort of turns that gift of life concept on its head – ‘mom quit yer’ complainin’ and be grateful I wasn’t aiming.’

  6. Bob Kauten says:

    Wal, ya know,
    Ya never know what you might find in a church that needs shootin’.
    There’s even dumbass deputies carryin’ loaded heat.
    Dangerous, in there.

  7. Deadly Force Incidents (DFI’s) at Faith-Based Organizations in the United States (includes abductions [& attempts], attacks, suspicious deaths, suicides & deadly force intervention / protection) —

    I would really like to see idiocy be a disqualifier for carrying a gun.

  8. pete says:

    He heard it was going to be a shotgun wedding.

  9. Mike Spindell says:

    OMFG! What a maroon.

    That was priceless.

  10. Bob Kauten says:

    Andy Borowitz

    Obama’s Gun Confiscation Plan Plagued by Website Glitches
    WASHINGTON – President Obama’s signature gun confiscation program has been plagued by website problems which may delay the President’s goal of collecting the nation’s three hundred million guns by the end of 2016. Officials first noticed the problems when users attempting to schedule their mandatory gun pickups logged on to the new federal website,, and received an error message. The gun confiscation program, which Obama enacted through an executive order, will now be delayed until the site can be fixed, but the President attempted to downplay the problems. “You don’t take everyone’s guns away without hitting a few bumps in the road,” he said.

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