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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 24, 2009

CHP recommends charges against officer who killed couple in crash

By Jessica Terrell and Lou Ponsi Orange County RegisterLA HABRA, Calif. — After a five month investigation,... - Full Story
September 02, 2009

Dog makes meal of N.C. deputy's cruiser tires

Associated PressHOPE MILLS, N.C. — Some dogs chase cars.One in a North Carolina town decided to... - Full Story
September 01, 2009

Ga. man slips out of handcuffs, steals cruiser

By Megan Matteucci Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionDULUTH, Ga. — Police are searching for a man who... - Full Story
August 31, 2009

Va. deputy killed in crash on way to call

By Patrick Wilson Virginian-PilotFRANKLIN, Va. — A deputy sheriff in Southampton County was killed... - Full Story
August 27, 2009

U.S. Park Police officer dragged 40 feet during stop

By Liz F. Kay Baltimore SunBALTIMORE — A U.S. Park Police officer was dragged about 40 feet when... - Full Story
August 26, 2009

Md. man tried to run officer down before he was killed

By Andrea F. Siegel Baltimore SunANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — An Anne Arundel County police officer... - Full Story
August 25, 2009

Mass. officer working detail struck and killed

By Edward Mason and Laurel J. Sweet Boston HeraldWEYMOUTH, Mass. — A Weymouth police officer working... - Full Story
August 25, 2009

N.H. man upset over parade hits cop with car

Associated PressALLENSTOWN, N.H. — Police said a man upset his street was blocked off for an Old... - Full Story
August 25, 2009

Arkansas police to try hybrid fleet despite mixed results

By Ginny Laroe Arkansas Democrat-GazetteLITTLE ROCK, Ark. — When a thief in a stolen hybrid car... - Full Story
August 19, 2009

Wash. deputy dies after patrol car crash with elk

Seattle TimesCHEHALIS, Wash. — The Lewis County sheriff's office has identified the deputy killed... - Full Story

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