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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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June 03, 2015

2 suspects dead after stealing police SUV, standoff with Texas cops

Authorities say officers fatally shot armed man, and a second suspect was found dead inside the stolen vehicle - Full Story
June 03, 2015

Video: Lightning strike narrowly misses Miss. cop

Sgt. Mark Rodriguez witnessed the powerful display of mother nature as he was driving his patrol car through a storm - Full Story
June 03, 2015

Video: Texas cops hurt after suicidal man causes car to explode

A man and two officers were injured Tuesday after the man intentionally set his car on fire - Full Story
June 02, 2015

Texas cops disciplined over tactics in high-profile pursuit

Officer has been removed from the SWAT team and a second cop has been stripped of his badge and gun while the department investigates - Full Story
June 01, 2015

Off-duty DC cop shot in Mich.

Officer was shot at a stoplight early Monday - Full Story
May 30, 2015

NJ trooper killed after patrol car strikes deer

27-year-old trooper Anthony Raspa and his partner were patrolling when they struck a deer and ran off the road - Full Story
May 29, 2015

3 suspects captured after Okla. cop shot in head

Officer is recovering from non-life threatening wounds - Full Story
May 28, 2015

2 Fla. K-9s found dead in officer's vehicle

Handler apparently left them in his vehicle after returning to his home from work - Full Story
May 28, 2015

Calif. hostage situation ends peacefully when suspect surrenders

Incident began when police in cruisers and helicopter pursued a man in a stolen car until he crashed - Full Story
May 27, 2015

GPS leads pair to Pa. police station, both charged with DUI

Officers told the pair they were in a restricted area and administered a field sobriety test - Full Story

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