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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 22, 2015

Car's OnStar feature helps Ala. deputies find drugs

DeKalb County Sheriff's Office says it received a call from OnStar that the service had the location of a stolen vehicle - Full Story
May 20, 2015
Va. trooper's good deed for stranded student goes viral

Va. trooper's good deed for stranded student goes viral

20-year-old student Joseph Owusu was driving home from school at night when his back tire blew - Full Story
May 20, 2015

Ark. cops shoot cuffed man who opened fire in cruiser

Suspect somehow got his hands in front of him and when two officers returned to the vehicle, he started shooting at them - Full Story
May 20, 2015

NJ cop injured in fatal wrong-way crash released from hospital

Was a passenger in a car that crashed head-on into a tractor-trailer after leaving a Staten Island strip club - Full Story
May 15, 2015

Man charged in Ohio cop's death after funeral procession crash

Officer who was escorting a funeral procession in Cincinnati when a car collided with his motorcycle - Full Story
May 15, 2015

Video: Ga. cop dragged by fleeing suspect's car

As the officer moved to pull the keys out of the ignition, suspect sped off – bringing the officer with him - Full Story
May 14, 2015
Mo. deputy gives escaped monkey a lift home

Mo. deputy gives escaped monkey a lift home

A capuchin monkey that fled his owner's home and spent several days in the wild had had enough by Tuesday - Full Story
May 13, 2015

10 powerful police photos that encourage drivers to #MoveOver

People took to Twitter to remind motorists that those who don’t move over are putting lives at risk - Full Story
May 13, 2015

Driver shot, 4 Philly cops struck in chaotic struggle at accident scene

Officers were injured by a motorist in Olney in a protracted incident that ended when police fired into the vehicle - Full Story
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



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