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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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May 21, 2013

Suspect killed, officer hit by car in Va. bank shooting

The suspect hit the officer as police approached his vehicle, forcing the officer's partner to fire at the driver - Full Story
May 20, 2013

Off-duty Texas cop killed by drunk driver

The officer was in uniform in his personal vehicle when another driver ran a red light, crashing into him - Full Story
May 20, 2013

Suspect in Ariz. cop's fatal hit-and-run arrested

Jesus Cabrera Molina, 24, was arrested Sunday afternoon on drug-possession charges, and is the registered owner of the vehicle matching the description - Full Story
May 17, 2013

Video: NM cop lifts car off girl after rollover

The officer and 4 heroic bystanders had no choice but to lift the enormous vehicle off of the girl - Full Story
May 16, 2013

Ala. police get 7 new Harley Davidson motorcycles

By John Sharpe Al.com MBOILE, Ala. — Seven new 2013 Harley Davidson electra-glide police edition... - Full Story
May 09, 2013

Video: Wis. police pursuit ends with dramatic crash

When police stopped pursuing the drunk driver, he sped off, then crashed into a tree - Full Story
May 07, 2013

Ariz. officer killed in tractor-trailer crash

The truck driver slammed into the back of the cruiser, despite cones, squad lights, and an officer waving him away - Full Story
May 03, 2013

Pa. officer killed in crash during pursuit

Officer William "Jerry" McCarthy was pursuing a woman driving with an expired license when she slammed his squad - Full Story
May 01, 2013

Video: Cruiser crashes, gets stuck up pole

The officer was making a turn when he lost control of the cruiser and drove up the pole - Full Story
May 01, 2013

LA police hunt for suspect in deadly pile-up after drive-by shooting

Someone opened fire on people in South Los Angeles at a carwash, then sped off, causing a 9 car pileup that killed 1 - Full Story

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