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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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March 02, 2015

Hawaii officer arrested after bicyclist killed

The collision occurred on a notoriously dangerous stretch of the road - Full Story
March 02, 2015

Alaska cop struck by squad during suspect's escape attempt

Anchorage officer suffered broken leg after being struck by another officer's vehicle Saturday while investigating a report of shoplifting - Full Story
March 01, 2015

Off-duty NYPD detective killed in wrong-way crash

46-year-old Paul Duncan was assigned to the NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau - Full Story
March 01, 2015

NJ officer hospitalized after struck, dragged by car

Officer was dragged for more than 30 feet Saturday, then thrown into a parked car when the vehicle's driver swerved in a bid to escape - Full Story
February 28, 2015

Autopsy: Teen who attempted to run over Denver police shot 4 times

In a report released Friday, the Denver medical examiner's office said Jessica Hernandez also had marijuana and a small amount of alcohol in her system - Full Story
February 27, 2015
Video: Minn. cop on vacation thwarts man attempting to carjack him

Video: Minn. cop on vacation thwarts man attempting to carjack him

A carjacker picked the wrong vehicle Saturday in Florida - Full Story
February 26, 2015
Video: Police probe UOF in arrest of Fla. suspect who severed cop's spine

Video: Police probe UOF in arrest of Fla. suspect who severed cop's spine

Inquiry underway into whether officers' use of force was justified in the pursuit of a suspect who is accused of crashing into a cop and badly injuring him - Full Story
February 25, 2015

Ark. cop's Facebook post changes struggling student's life

Officer John Shipman was on his way home from an off-duty security job when he noticed a man walking on the side of the road in 19-degree weather - Full Story
February 24, 2015

Video: 'Targeted' Minn. cop thanks fellow officers amid investigation

Detectives are questioning Andrew J. Neal in connection with the shooting of Officer Jordan Davis - Full Story
February 20, 2015
Video: Careening car plows into Mich. cop assisting driver

Video: Careening car plows into Mich. cop assisting driver

Officer stopped to assist a driver who had gone off the road into the median February 14 when the crash occurred - Full Story



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