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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 04, 2010

Wash. deputy killed in rollover crash

KIROTV.comQUINCY, Wash. — A Grant County Sheriff's deputy was killed in a car crash near Quincy... - Full Story
January 01, 2010

Calif. city to pay man 'scalped' in crash with officer

By Doug Irving Orange County RegisterSANTA ANA, Calif. — A man who says his scalp was torn from... - Full Story
December 30, 2009

N.M. cops fire at suspect who slipped cuffs, stole cruiser

By Vic Vela Albuquerque JournalESPAÑOLA, N.M. — Police in Española opened fire on... - Full Story
December 26, 2009

Mo. cop killed after SUV loses control on icy road

St. Louis Post-DispatchST. LOUIS, Mo. — A Christmas blast of winter weather led to dozens of stranded... - Full Story
December 24, 2009

Escape at McDonald's stop costs Fla. deputy his job

By Erin SullivanSt. Petersburg Times (via The Ledger)LAND O' LAKES, Fla. — Deputy Matthew Kadel... - Full Story
December 23, 2009

Utah man rams patrol car to get deputy's attention

Associated PressWEST VALLEY CITY, Utah — A Utah driver rammed a sheriff's patrol car on purpose... - Full Story
December 23, 2009

Improper turn signal leads to Tenn. meth bust

By Alex Doniach The Commercial AppealSOUTHAVEN, Miss. — Two suspects charged with dealing methamphetamines... - Full Story
December 19, 2009

Man leads L.A. officers on 'longest chase' to border

Los Angeles TimesLOS ANGELES — A man who carjacked a vehicle and led police on a high-speed chase... - Full Story
December 18, 2009

Ariz. officer hit, killed as he laid spike strips

The Associated PressPHOENIX — An Arizona law officer has died after being struck by another officer's... - Full Story
December 15, 2009

Conn. officer fired for fatal crash with teens

Officer Jason Anderson accidentally killed two teens when his cruiser broadsided their car - Full Story

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with Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)
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