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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 25, 2012
Ga. officer killed on interstate

Ga. officer killed on interstate

Officer Gail Thomas had just left her patrol car when she was struck by a drunk driver - Full Story
January 25, 2012

Video: Porsche driver pleads guilty in police chase

Officers called the chase off three times as it went on, saying matching the speed of the Porsche was dangerous - Full Story
January 24, 2012
Ky. deputy killed in 3-car crash

Ky. deputy killed in 3-car crash

Deputy James Thacker, 53, died after an accident along a state highway - Full Story
January 24, 2012

Texas deputy critical after hit-and-run

Deputy Tyrone Tyson Caldwell, 41, was struck Monday while walking - Full Story
January 23, 2012

Video: Dog causes pileup on Ohio interstate

Trooper Jim Donohue's dash cam captured crash - Full Story
January 23, 2012

Ga. man killed after ramming patrol cars

Christopher Kenney, 24, had oustanding warrants and was being sought in connection with a string of burglaries and car thefts - Full Story
January 23, 2012
HPD cop struck, killed assisting motorists

HPD cop struck, killed assisting motorists

Garret Davis, 28, was delivering paperwork to headquarters when he stopped to help a couple whose vehicle had stalled - Full Story
January 21, 2012

NY parolee files federal suit over chase

A Schenectady parolee claims police used excessive force - Full Story
January 20, 2012

Video: More footage released of Mich. deputy's 'fight of his life'

Additional dash cam video shows vehicle pursuits and a hoarde of officers descend upon the suspects, who are taken into custody - Full Story
January 19, 2012

Video: Fla. cops cleared in Target shooting

According to the officers' report, shots were fired after Rogelio Cortes tried to run them down with his minivan - Full Story



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