He claims the safe was defective and his bosses should have warned him. That's how the 3-year-old was able to access the gun.A former Clark County sheriff's deputy on Thursday filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the county. Ed Owens alleges he was fired for questioning the safety of gun safes issued by the sheriff's office after his 3-year-old son got into a safe and accidentally shot himself.Owens was fired Nov. 29, 2011, over violations relating to the accidental fatal shooting of his 3-year-old son, Ryan.Owens is now seeking reinstatement to the sheriff's office and monetary compensation for lost wages and damage to his reputation.
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