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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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January 02, 2015

DA to probe Mass. man in street accidentally hit by cruiser

It's not clear what Garrett Gagne's condition was before an officer hit his body en route to a burglary call - Full Story
January 01, 2015

2nd suspect in LA patrol car shooting arrested

James Brooks, 19, was wanted in Sunday's shooting and was captured by federal agents in Las Vegas - Full Story
January 01, 2015
2 officers hurt in Vegas copter crash

2 officers hurt in Vegas copter crash

Police helicopter crashed on a residential street Wednesday and two officers were taken to a hospital for treatment of moderate injuries - Full Story
December 31, 2014

Video: Wis. trooper dragged by car at DUI stop

The suspect accelerated and dragged the trooper about 100 feet on the roadway before the trooper let go - Full Story
December 31, 2014
La. officer dies after motorcycle wreck

La. officer dies after motorcycle wreck

A police officer succumbed Tuesday to injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident Monday evening - Full Story
December 30, 2014

Video: Calif. gunman killed, cop and bystander shot in gunbattles

Nov. 22 gunbattles between an armed parolee and an officer and two sheriff's deputies left the parolee dead and the officer and a bystander wounded - Full Story
December 30, 2014
NY MTA officer struck last year dies from injuries

NY MTA officer struck last year dies from injuries

An NYC MTA officer died Monday from injuries he suffered after being struck by a vehicle on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge last year - Full Story
December 30, 2014

NJ boy fatally struck by police cruiser

Officials say the child, 10, was struck along a busy road in Franklin Township around 7 p.m. Sunday - Full Story
December 30, 2014
Name released in LA police car shooting, 2nd man at large

Name released in LA police car shooting, 2nd man at large

Christopher Taylor, 18, was booked on suspicion of shooting at an occupied vehicle - Full Story
December 29, 2014

Hearse stolen outside LA church with casket inside

Police detained the suspect, whose mental condition will be evaluated - Full Story



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