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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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Armed woman killed by Calif. police after 3 carjacking attempts

Woman had pointed a gun at store security guards and then tried to carjack at least three people at gunpoint before turning her revolver on officers - Full Story

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NC officer shot at while driving to unrelated matter

The car was shot at several times, but only one bullet struck the vehicle - Full Story

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Dispatcher tells teen to stop whining after fatal crash

Told a 13-year-old girl to stop whining after a hit-and-run crash that killed her father - Full Story

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Mass. officer shot, woman killed in ambush attack

Mass. officer shot, woman killed in ambush attack

Coast Guard member shot two colleagues at a condo complex Thursday, lit a car on fire to hamper police, planted fake bombs and then opened fire on cops - Full Story

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ECD used on diabetic NH driver who refused orders after crash

An officer feared he was in danger when he twice used a stun gun on a 78-year-old diabetic driver with low blood sugar who crashed into several cars and refused orders to stop - Full Story

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10 keys to preventing an ambush in your squad car

10 keys to preventing an ambush in your squad car

Here are 10 things to keep in mind to mitigate the risk of ambush in your patrol vehicle. - Full Story

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Fugitive shot by Fla. deputies after ramming squad, pinning deputy

Officers fired shots at the vehicle in an attempt to stop an armed robbery suspect who escaped from a Tenn. mental-health facility in January.

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Fugitive shot by Fla. cops after ramming squad, pinning deputy

Fugitive shot by Fla. cops after ramming squad, pinning deputy

Officers fired shots at the vehicle in an attempt to stop an armed robbery suspect who escaped from a Tenn. mental-health facility in January - Full Story

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Crash victim shoots at Calif. cops, firefighters

Man fired on firefighters and law enforcement before killing himself - Full Story

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Okla. trooper killed, another injured in crash

Okla. trooper killed, another injured in crash

Trooper was killed and another seriously injured Saturday after a vehicle struck both of the officers as they were responding to an overturned semi - Full Story



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