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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 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
April 21, 2015

Video: Suspect steals squad, runs over Calif. cop

Officer suffered two broken arms, a broken leg, and trauma in his head and neck from the attack - Full Story
April 21, 2015

Justices: Traffic stop cannot be extended to bring in K-9

Supreme Court said police may not extend a traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted initial stop - Full Story
April 20, 2015
Video: NJ cops pull woman from car seconds before it explodes

Video: NJ cops pull woman from car seconds before it explodes

Video captured two officers saving a suspected DUI driver mere moments before her vehicle burst into flames - Full Story
April 20, 2015

Handcuffed Ala. suspect steals squad; doesn't get far

The suspect managed to get his handcuffs in front of him and drive away - Full Story
April 18, 2015
Ariz. officer who rammed armed man with squad details encounter

Ariz. officer who rammed armed man with squad details encounter

Ofc. Michael Rapiejko told an investigator he considered shooting the suspect but that doing so would put other officers and bystanders at risk - Full Story
April 18, 2015

Graphic video released of 'Suge' Knight running over 2

Coen ruled Thursday that there was enough evidence for Knight, 49, to stand trial on charges that he killed Terry Carter and attempted to kill Cle "Bone" Sloan - Full Story



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