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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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January 05, 2015
Off-duty Colo. cop killed while directing traffic

Off-duty Colo. cop killed while directing traffic

An off-duty sergeant was struck and killed by a vehicle Saturday while he helped direct traffic following an accident - Full Story
January 05, 2015
Missing Utah officer found dead

Missing Utah officer found dead

An officer who left his home after a verbal argument with his wife and was missing for nearly a week was found dead Sunday - Full Story
January 04, 2015

DA: Mass. student run over by cop car was 'impaired'

College student who died after being run over by a police cruiser on Cape Cod was high on alcohol and drugs - Full Story
January 02, 2015

DA to probe Mass. man in street accidentally hit by cruiser

It's not clear what Garrett Gagne's condition was before an officer hit his body en route to a burglary call - Full Story
January 01, 2015

2nd suspect in LA patrol car shooting arrested

James Brooks, 19, was wanted in Sunday's shooting and was captured by federal agents in Las Vegas - Full Story
January 01, 2015
2 officers hurt in Vegas copter crash

2 officers hurt in Vegas copter crash

Police helicopter crashed on a residential street Wednesday and two officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries - Full Story
December 31, 2014

Video: Wis. trooper dragged by car at DUI stop

The suspect accelerated and dragged the trooper about 100 feet on the roadway before the trooper let go - Full Story
December 31, 2014
La. officer dies after motorcycle wreck

La. officer dies after motorcycle wreck

A police officer succumbed Tuesday to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Monday evening - Full Story
December 30, 2014

Video: Calif. gunman killed, cop and bystander shot in gunbattles

Nov. 22 gunbattles between an armed parolee and an officer and two sheriff's deputies left the parolee dead and the officer and a bystander wounded - Full Story
December 30, 2014
NY MTA officer struck last year dies from injuries

NY MTA officer struck last year dies from injuries

An NYC MTA officer died Monday from injuries he suffered after being struck by a vehicle on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge last year - Full Story



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