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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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Cops nab kidnapping suspect after high-speed chase

Jon Johnson Eastern Arizona Courier SAFFORD — A Safford man faces numerous charges after crashing... - Full Story


Ky. officer injured while pursuing vehicle

By Dennis O'Neil The Kentucky New Era A Guthrie police officer had to be taken to a local hospital... - Full Story


Video: Traffic stop turns into dramatic pursuit, gunfight

During a traffic stop the suspect seems compliant until he fired at the officer - Full Story


Man claims car accelerator 'stuck' at 125 mph

Police pursued the man who allegedly couldn't help speeding all the way to Belgium - Full Story


Calif. couple says Dorner tied them up, stole car

The Reynolds say they thought Dorner would shoot them, even though he repeatedly said he just wanted to clear his name - Full Story


The Rook, an Armored Critical Incident Vehicle 2013

The Rook is six-tons of pure responsive force! Built by Ring Power in St. Augustine, Florida, it is an armored critical incident vehicle designed and built around a powerful Cat 287C Multi-Terrain Loader with an 84 gross HP engine, 13,000 lbs. operating weight, rugged wide rubber tracks, dual joystick controls, and enclosed cab with air conditioning/heat. Added protection is provided by custom installed bullet-proof glass, and NIJ Level IV armor cab reinforcement fabrication.


Video: Fla. police take down motorcyclist after pursuit

Two officers subdued the man after he was forced to stop fleeing when he reached a dead end - Full Story


LAPD gives new truck to women mistaken for Dorner

Chief Charlie Beck met with the women to apologize and tell them he had arranged for someone to donate a new pickup truck - Full Story


Wash. officer hurt after collision with man, 3 children

20 officers rushed to the scene when she called in the accident - Full Story


Texas police use device to prevent typing and driving

Keyboards will lock when the vehicle exceeds 15 mph to prevent accidents caused by distracted driving - Full Story

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