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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 19, 2011

Calif. cop hits tree in high-speed chase, dies

Officer Jermaine Gibson is survived by his wife and infant son - Full Story
March 17, 2011

Video: Chase ends with fatal taxi crash in Ohio

The suspect blew several red lights before colliding with a cab, killing the driver as well as his blind female passenger - Full Story
March 16, 2011

Video: Car smashes into parked cruiser on highway

Patrol car was parked to divert traffic after accident - Full Story
March 14, 2011
A firsthand look at the 2011 Chevy Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle

A firsthand look at the 2011 Chevy Caprice Police Patrol Vehicle

The Australian-built, rear-wheel-drive 2011 Caprice PPV from Chevrolet hits the streets in April 2011 in the 9C3 version and June 2011 for the 9C1 patrol version - Full Story
March 14, 2011

Ariz. cops collide with impaired driver en route to call

Police said the woman was most likely impaired somehow but haven't officially confirmed that - Full Story
March 13, 2011

Dunkin' Donuts robber tries to hit cop with van, gets shot

Demanded money from a cashier, implying he had a weapon and then took off with about $200 in a Dodge van - Full Story
March 09, 2011

Video: HD dash cams sharpen vision in Texas

They read license plates from about 35 to 40 feet away, versus regular cameras that typically go about 10 to 15 feet - Full Story
March 09, 2011
NC sheriff gets 40 new souped-up cruisers

NC sheriff gets 40 new souped-up cruisers

The department bought 39 full-size Dodge Chargers and a Chevrolet Tahoe PPV for the K-9 unit - Full Story
March 07, 2011

Ala. cop killed responding to head-on crash

Officer Donald Newman is survived by his wife and 4-year-old son - Full Story
March 05, 2011

Video: OK police helicopter chase on infrared camera

Video shows the heat generated by the shredded tires and the rims rolling on the pavement - Full Story



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