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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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September 15, 2011

Camera catches woman keying cops' cars, police say

Investigators say Donna Desport caused $4,600 in damages - Full Story
September 14, 2011
Honolulu officer killed during traffic stop

Honolulu officer killed during traffic stop

Officer Eric Fontes was killed after a pickup truck crashed into the scene of a traffic stop - Full Story
September 14, 2011

Video: Handcuffed prisoner escapes from squad car

The officer involved was originally issued a three-day suspension - Full Story
September 13, 2011

3 Fla. officers seriously hurt in cruiser crash

A Boynton Beach police spokeswoman says the officers piled into a single car - Full Story
September 02, 2011

Video: Police tackle burning car to rescue crash victims

With fire around them, officers pull passengers to safety - Full Story
September 01, 2011

Police: Ill. trooper did not cause fatal crash

Accounts of a fatal motorcycle crash in Chicago differ; police statement says officer acted appropriately - Full Story
August 31, 2011

Ill. cop saves motorcycle crash victim

A police officer from the Kane County town of Campton Hills is credited with saving the life of a motorcyclist - Full Story
August 30, 2011

Minn. officer fatally shoots suspected armed robber

The stolen car in which the suspect was a passenger crashed into a house - Full Story
August 30, 2011

Police shoot hostage-taker in China bus standoff

Police pulled over the bus as it crossed the Yangtze River after receiving a bulletin from authorities - Full Story
August 29, 2011

Video: Patrol car stops suspect's truck

The suspect threatened to kill a sheriff and other county officials, police said - Full Story

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