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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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Video: Va. cruiser accidentally hits skateboarding teen

The teen and police agree that it was a mistake and that the video doesn't show everything - Full Story

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Va. cruiser hits skateboarding teen

Pro skateboarder Tony Hawk tweeted a video showing a Virginia State Police cruiser hitting a young skateboarder near VCU’s campus – an incident both the teen in the video and police say was just a big mistake.

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Virginia police officer hits skateboarder

Footage shows police officer accidentally hitting a skater. The video was shot on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus in Richmond.

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Suspect targeted and rammed squad, fled before being killed

Casey Daniel Smith was stopped the following day for stealing and attacked the off-duty officer on site with a crowbar.
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Undercover Ga. cop killed in crash, another injured

Undercover Ga. cop killed in crash, another injured

Cpl. Thomas Keith Slay, 53, died of blunt force trauma from the crash, the other officer was in critical condition - Full Story

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NJ detective faces 1st-degree murder in road rage

Joseph Walker allegedly shot and killed a man on the off ramp of a highway after one driver cut the other off - Full Story

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Woman's tirade shows why it's tough being a traffic cop

Video of a woman threatening an officer and a man, who was involved in the minor car accident, has gone viral – despite her persistent plea for the video to not be posted on YouTube.

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Video: Woman's tirade shows why it's tough being a traffic cop

The officer kept his cool despite the woman's vulgar threats and child-like fit - Full Story

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Wis. police fatally shooting fleeing suspect

Police were cleared of any wrongdoing for killing the suspect, as they feared for the safety of their officers and community.



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