Many of you are aware that my step-son took his own life a month ago. He used a Taurus PT 1911 .45 that I had given him for his birthday a couple years back. I was reading through the police report last night and came across some disturbing questions that need a satisfactory answer. This bothers me that there is no explanation offered. Cocked and locked is the position where the slide is closed on a chambered round and the manual safety lever is pushed upward to engage a notch that prevents accidental discharge. Cocked and locked means that someone picked up the firearm and manually engaged the safety. Why didn't the investigating detective catch this? It is just about impossible to safe this weapon without picking it up. It can be done but it would require a clear index finger print atop the slide to hold the weapon in place, as the Taurus PT 1911 has an ambidextrous safety and the weight of the firearm resting atop would prevent simply pushing the lever up to engage the notch. I spent all night last night trying to do this with the mate to this weapon. It just cannot be done without picking up the firearm. Who picked it up and engaged the safety? Why wasn't this noted in the police report? Which side was the weapon lying on? The left side would indicate a right-handed person laid it down, opposite for a left-hander.