In high-speed chases, police make life-or-death choices

The San Antonio PD helicopter, Blue Eagle, plays an important role in the city's policing, but it was able to assist in only about a third of all pursuits


By John Tedesco
San Antonio Express-News

On the hot afternoon of May 7, 2008, Joseph Cannon was driving in Leon Valley when he glimpsed a black Nissan Pathfinder barreling the wrong way along Evers Road, speeding toward him.

There was no time to think, no time to react. Just a deafening crash as the Pathfinder slammed into a Cadillac in front of Cannon.

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