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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 18, 2012
'Hearts heavy' with passing of La. deputy

'Hearts heavy' with passing of La. deputy

Deputy Randall L. Benoit, 41, was killed in a car wreck Wednesday - Full Story
January 18, 2012

Driver 'giggly' after wreck that killed Texas officer

Sandra Briggs, 59, appeared 'happy-go-lucky' as an injured officer's body was peeled from a guard rail, according to testimony - Full Story
January 17, 2012

Wrong-way driver nearly strikes Wis. cop

An Ashwaubenon Public Safety officer cited a teen driver who nearly hit his cruiser - Full Story
January 16, 2012

Probe looks at possible misuse of police helicopter

Sergeant, deputy focus of probe into whether ride-along was approved - Full Story
January 15, 2012

Video: Cop car vs. motorcycle drift battle

A 550 HP Mustang Cobra chases two motorcycles in a YouTube stunt video - Full Story
January 15, 2012

Wis. man sentenced to jail for hitting officer

Accident or not, consequences must be paid, judge says - Full Story
January 14, 2012

Cops rip Obama uncle's defense

Cops: Bust of President Obama's half-uncle on a drunken-driving charge is the issue, not the officer's history behind the wheel - Full Story
January 13, 2012
Man accused of stealing Ind. police car caught

Man accused of stealing Ind. police car caught

William Francis Blankenship, 22, was taken into custody late Thursday night at his family's home in Knox - Full Story
January 11, 2012
Conn. detective in coma since 2003 dies

Conn. detective in coma since 2003 dies

Andrew Faggio suffered severe head injuries in a car accident - Full Story
January 11, 2012

Witness in Ill. cop's trial: 'Incredibly fast' car hit boy

Defense attorney Thomas Needham conceded that Bolling should have stopped but did not because he was in shock from fatally hitting 13-year-old Trenton Booker - Full Story



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