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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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April 26, 2013
Fla. officer killed in single-vehicle crash

Fla. officer killed in single-vehicle crash

Officer Joseph “Shane” Robbins was unresponsive when a medical crew found his cruiser off the road - Full Story
April 26, 2013

Video: Mich. cop struck by car prompts pursuit

The suspect abruptly exited his car, got back in and hit the gas, despite the officer standing in front of his vehicle - Full Story
April 25, 2013

New vehicle to enhance Ill. police patrols

The department’s Polaris Ranger all-terrain vehicle will be able to go many places traditional squad cars can’t - Full Story
April 25, 2013

Seattle cop's vintage cruiser attracts attention

The fully restored 1970 Plymouth Satellite police cruiser was initially used to develop a friendly relationship with the community - Full Story
April 23, 2013

Video: Police, others rescue man from fiery crash

One officer promised he wouldn't go home without saving the man; all of the victims were hospitalized - Full Story
April 22, 2013
Texas officer killed by repeat drunk driver

Texas officer killed by repeat drunk driver

Officer Chad Key, a husband and father of 3, was hit by a man charged with drunk driving 3 times before - Full Story
April 22, 2013
Okla. officer killed in 2-vehicle crash

Okla. officer killed in 2-vehicle crash

A teen driver failed to stop at a stop sign, crashing into Officer Douglas Hanna's truck - Full Story
April 17, 2013

Video: Fla. squad hits pedestrian, leaves scene

Both the officer and pedestrian were found at fault for their actions, the man did not have a green light - Full Story
April 17, 2013

Paralyzed OKC officer dies after crash

Chad Peery was paralyzed in 2011 when he tried to neutralize a bar fight; he'd been struggling with rehab ever since - Full Story
April 15, 2013

Man charged in fatal crash with Chicago police SUV

One occupant of the suspect's vehicle was ejected from the car and died; both officers are okay - Full Story



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