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Week-510-October-06-2010

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Dear PoliceOne Member,

In early August, Washington State Trooper Brian Salyer encountered a group of motorcyclists — increasingly brazen in their driving because they know a single patrol car is no match for their high-speed bikes — and ended up overturned in a ditch beside the interstate. Happily, he was released from the hospital after being treated for traumatic head injuries and a laceration to an artery in his neck, but bad guys on bikes pose myriad dangers.

Today, Andrew Hawkes asks our members for help with the question, “What can we do?

Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Senior Editor



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