A Field Force Unit Officer attached to Mukono police division has died after being hit by a teargas canister from his gun.
Corporal Augustine Tukwasibwe met his death at the Mukono FFU detach near Mukono magistrates court yesterday.
Tukwasibwe had just returned from routine patrol for lunch when the incident happened.
He received an emergency call and in the process of rushing off he accidentally fired the canister which exploded and the fragments hit the deceased in the chest and in the neck killing him instantly.
Tukwasibwe has been one of the commanders patrolling the area to prevent demonstrations by National Unity Platform-NUP and opposition supporters against the January 14th presidential election results.
Since Monday, joint security forces comprising the police, army and local defence unit-LDU officers have been patrolling various trading centers within the district believed to be hotspots for the protests.