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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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August 23, 2011

Tenn. Constable dies following car accident

Constable Ross Potter, 81, struck a utility pole head-on - Full Story
August 22, 2011

Pa. cop shoots, kills carjacking suspect

Officers shot and killed an East Germantown man who had been arrested eight times before - Full Story
August 20, 2011

Pa. chief pleased with bike patrol

Getting the officers out of a patrol car has increased police visibility - Full Story
August 20, 2011

Ex-Pa. officer gets $1.3 million settlement

Officer Kenneth McMillan was left disabled after a minor accident while on duty - Full Story
August 19, 2011

Video: Mich. man's feet fail to stop brakeless car

Man driving 'Fred Flinstone'-style struck two vehicles after being unable to stop at a red light - Full Story
August 18, 2011

Puerto Rico man accused of trying to steal cop car

The U.S. Attorney's Office says Anthony Vazquez Arroyo backed into the officer's car, brandished a gun and tried to kidnap her - Full Story
August 16, 2011

Mo. officer struck, killed by suspect's SUV

Officer Evan Burns was struck and killed by the driver of a stolen vehicle - Full Story
August 16, 2011

Flight from police wasn't Ore. man's first

Roy Fritts' second getaway attempt stalled because he couldn't drive a stick shift - Full Story
August 16, 2011

Video: UK cops hit by car while chasing looters

Two officers were knocked to the ground when a car approached them at high speed - Full Story
August 16, 2011
Old ambulance becomes police 'special response' vehicle

Old ambulance becomes police 'special response' vehicle

The department recently purchased the vehicle for $5,000 from the township's Fire Department - Full Story



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