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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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February 27, 2012

NC officer opens fire after man rams cruiser

Sheriff Van Duncan said his officers "acted appropriately" when Jacob Cody Plemmons rammed his truck into a patrol car, pinning two deputies inside - Full Story
February 23, 2012
Wash. trooper killed at traffic stop; suspect dies

Wash. trooper killed at traffic stop; suspect dies

The Washington State Patrol has identified the trooper killed near Port Orchard early Thursday as 44-year old Tony Radulescu - Full Story
February 21, 2012

Nev. chief retires in wake of diabetic man's case

The Henderson Police Chief announced her retirement Thursday after a $292,000 settlement over a traffic stop altercation - Full Story
February 21, 2012

NC cops followed policy as woman strangled self

Police freed her from the seatbelt and got her medical attention as soon as they realized what happened - Full Story
February 20, 2012

Police: Woman on phone knocks cop unconscious

Lt. Don Pezzuto's squad car was struck by a car driven by Mary F. Lorent, 64, of Tinley Park - Full Story
February 20, 2012
SC mayor sneaks into town hall, pulls over trooper

SC mayor sneaks into town hall, pulls over trooper

In the two decades since Jim Preacher arrived, he's been this tiny town's police chief, self-proclaimed constable and now the mayor - Full Story
February 18, 2012

Suspected drunken driver kills W.Va. deputy

Sgt. Michael T. May, 41, was pronounced dead at Ruby Memorial Hospital from injuries sustained in the crash - Full Story
February 18, 2012

Mo. couple charged in fake hit-and-run to kill child

A central Missouri mother and her boyfriend initially blamed the fatal beating of a toddler on a hit-and-run driver - Full Story
February 17, 2012

Video: Sgt. says citizens to borrow radar guns

Citizens in Eugene can receive training to catch speeders in their neighborhoods - Full Story
February 16, 2012
NJ school bus crash kills trooper's daughter

NJ school bus crash kills trooper's daughter

A person who was briefed on the investigation said the girl who was killed is a triplet and that her two sisters were also on the bus - Full Story



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