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Vehicle Incidents and Issues

The Vehicle Incidents and Issues topic deals with issues related to specialized patrols like motorcycle units as well as vehicular risks and challenges to law enforcement, including vehicle crashes involving police and vehicular assaults against officers. From single-car traffic accidents to high-speed pursuits, most law enforcement injuries and fatalities occur in, or immediately outside of, a police officer’s vehicle.
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March 30, 2015
Ore. man leads pursuit, says he didn't want to be late for work

Ore. man leads pursuit, says he didn't want to be late for work

Later apologized for not pulling over and said he feared he would be fired if he was late for work - Full Story
March 30, 2015
NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade

NSA: 1 dead after car rams police vehicle at Fort Meade

FBI spokeswoman said the incident was not believed to be linked to terrorism - Full Story
March 30, 2015

Retired Ohio officer dies after funeral procession crash

Witnesses say a driver turned into the procession Saturday, sending George Brooks into the air before he hit the pavement - Full Story
March 30, 2015
Suspect detained after off-duty LA cop shot at

Suspect detained after off-duty LA cop shot at

Officer returned fire during Sunday's encounter in Santa Clarita - Full Story
March 28, 2015

Video: Calif. police pursue stolen car scrawled with 'We support our local police'

Police tried at least twice to force the car out of control, but each time the driver recovered and continued fleeing - Full Story
March 27, 2015
Video: Armed Ga. suspect tries to run cars off road in high-speed pursuit

Video: Armed Ga. suspect tries to run cars off road in high-speed pursuit

Official said it appeared suspect was pointing a gun at officers as he was being pursued - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Video: Car bursts into flames after border agent deploys ECD

Family's attorney believes gas inside the vehicle was ignited by the ECD, causing the deadly explosion - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Driver who hit 4 Denver cops during protest arrested

Christopher Booker, 42, apparently suffered a seizure on Dec. 3, when he struck John Adsit and other officers who were monitoring a protest - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Ga. police shoot man in Maserati driving toward them

Man killed after police said he drove a Maserati toward them admitted last year to driving toward another officer and accelerating, according to court records - Full Story
March 25, 2015

Video: Ariz. cop escapes death as gunman attempts to sneak up behind him

Officer Cesar Nelson responded to a domestic disturbance February 16 when the attempted ambush occurred - Full Story



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