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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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May 13, 2015
2 from Fla. dead after pursuit from Colo. to NM

2 from Fla. dead after pursuit from Colo. to NM

Man and his teen niece were found dead with gunshot wounds after a wild pursuit across the Southwest in which multiple shots were fired at police - Full Story
May 09, 2015

Wis. cop goes beyond call of duty after pulling over driver

Cop stopped a man Saturday after seeing that his 6-year-old daughter was riding in the vehicle without a car seat - Full Story
May 09, 2015

Video: Va. cop shoots suspect who brandished pistol

Officer ordered suspect to show her hands multiple times before she abruptly exited the car with a loaded .380-caliber pistol - Full Story
May 07, 2015

Appeals court says police can withhold license plate scans

Police don't have to disclose license plate records that advocacy groups sought to gauge how high-tech surveillance was being used - Full Story
May 05, 2015

Video: Fla. suspect on meth surfs atop stranger's car

Man allegedly high on meth jumped on top of a moving car and rode on it until police took him into custody - Full Story
May 05, 2015
Idaho cop shot by man who stole patrol car dies

Idaho cop shot by man who stole patrol car dies

Sgt. Greg Moore was a 16-year veteran of the Coeur d'Alene department - Full Story
May 05, 2015
Pa. officer killed, K-9 injured in wrong-way crash

Pa. officer killed, K-9 injured in wrong-way crash

40-year-old Lt. Eric Eslary and his K-9, Blek, were on patrol and traveling in an SUV when a van crashed into them - Full Story
May 04, 2015
Texas chief dies in motorcycle wreck

Texas chief dies in motorcycle wreck

Floyd Simpson, 51, became the city's first black police chief when he was hired in March 2012 - Full Story
April 22, 2015
Ore. deputy killed in on-duty ATV crash

Ore. deputy killed in on-duty ATV crash

Gil Datan died in rugged terrain on timber lands after county officials believe he rolled his ATV - Full Story
April 22, 2015

Video: 2 Texas cops rescue driver from burning SUV

Mesquite police Officers Ryan Nielson and Autumn Soto are being praised for the rescue of 25-year-old Hector Valles - Full Story



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