The Patrol Issues topic page offers news, commentary, analysis, and tactical tips that will help prepare police officers for life on the thin blue line. Suspect contacts, witness interviews, foot pursuits, citizen complaints, angry sergeants, and endless report writing are day-to-day activities for a patrol officer who knows that the “routine” is anything but routine.
The pursuit started after a man stole a Red Bull from a convenience store. Cops chased him until he pulled into a Wal-Mart parking lot, exited his truck, and approached them with a weapon held in both hands. Man killed instantly
Officers told supervisors that their colleague, DPD Officer Quaitemes Williams, became enraged and out of control after the suspect fell on him in a brief struggle during a traffic stop. Doesn't remember kicking
Nicholas Lindsey, 16, wipes his face as he stands before a judge in a St. Petersburg, Fla. courtroom. Lindsey is accused of shooting and killing officer David Crawford Monday night. Father’s tearful apology