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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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March 11, 2013

Minn. shooting suspect blames noisy traffic

The man who indiscriminately fired at passing cars killing a 9-year-old boy told investigators that cars were keeping him awake - Full Story
March 10, 2013

Police: Ind. man is shot after trying to run over officer

Officers smelled homemade methamphetamine coming from a garage and when they tried speaking to someone inside, a car busted through the door - Full Story
March 08, 2013

Dallas police chief prohibits use of MDCs in non-emergencies

He states that only in life-threatening situations should police be typing while driving - Full Story
March 08, 2013

Video: NV cop on paid leave for rear-ending accident

The officer is on leave while an investigation is being conducted by his department - Full Story
March 07, 2013

Police: Veteran master trooper shot, killed

J. A. Walker was 60 years old and had been with Virginia State Police 40 years - Full Story
March 06, 2013

DC motorcycle cop hit by car, gets to hospital 1 hour later

A vehicle hit the officer on patrol and kept going, leaving him to wait for help nearly 20 minutes - Full Story
March 06, 2013

Video: Suspect fights police, leads high-speed pursuit in wrong direction

Police found ecstasy and white powder in a baggy once the pursuit came to a close - Full Story
March 05, 2013

Woman's crime spree: 2 stolen cruisers, 1 hit officer

The woman and her accomplice jumped into the first cruiser during an unrelated traffic stop, striking the officer as they sped off - Full Story
March 03, 2013

2 Md. officers injured by drunk driver

The troopers were completing paper work from another accident with their flashers on when a vehicle slammed into them - Full Story
March 03, 2013
Ark. officer dies following on-duty crash

Ark. officer dies following on-duty crash

Deputy Terry Johnson was in a one-car accident that is under investigation, he'd been with the department since 1996 - Full Story



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