The Traffic Enforcement / Highway Patrol topic area serves as a resource for the latest developments in traffic enforcement tactics and techniques. The open road affords many opportunities to catch wanted felons, help stranded motorist, and without proper protection, injure or kill the peacekeepers who patrol those highways and byways.
In 2007, Corporal Bruce McKay of the Franconia, New Hampshire Police Department was killed during a motor vehicle stop. Dave Smith examines the history between the suspect and the officer. Could this tragedy have been prevented?
In the 1980s, fatal collisions with fixed objects such as a guard rail, bridge, tree or traffic barrier was 29 percent. In the 1990s that jumped to 37 percent. In this most recent decade it is 41 percent.
Police closed the highway that runs along San Francisco's western coast and warned all citizens to stay away from beaches. Residents of low-lying areas were advised to seek higher ground.
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