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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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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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10 keys to preventing an ambush in your squad car Travis Yates - Police Driving:
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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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Tenn. officer succumbs to injuries sustained in crash

Tenn. officer succumbs to injuries sustained in crash

Detective Michael Starrett was en route to the scene of a fatal accident when he collided head-on with a pickup truck - Full Story

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Teen killed by Colo. police previously cited for resisting arrest, eluding

Teen killed by Colo. police previously cited for resisting arrest, eluding

17-year-old who was fatally shot Monday while driving a stolen car was accused in a separate incident of eluding an officer and resisting arrest 3 weeks prior - Full Story

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Denver chief: Not clear how officer was hurt in deadly OIS

Denver chief: Not clear how officer was hurt in deadly OIS

Officer involved in the deadly shooting of a 17-year-old may have been injured trying to get out of the way of a stolen car - Full Story

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Monitor to probe Denver police policy on shooting into moving cars

Policies vary among agencies, and some departments have banned or discouraged the practice - Full Story



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with the Office of Justice Programs' National Institute of Justice (NIJ)