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Vehicle Incidents and Issues

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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Texas parade honoring war heroes ends in tragedy

Texas parade honoring war heroes ends in tragedy

At least 4 were killed and 16 injured at a train crossing - Full Story

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Woops! Cops make easy getaway

Officers literally run right past the suspects' car and into the building, making an easy escape for amazed robbers.

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Video: Attempted murder suspect blames cop for being in road

Suspect told judge that the cop was the 'idiot that ran in front of the truck' - Full Story

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Video: SUV slams into cruiser, officer radios for help

The officer missed being seriously injured by just seconds - Full Story

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Go green or go broke: Alternative vehicles for cops Doug Wyllie, PoliceOne Editor in Chief - 10-43: Be Advised...

Go green or go broke: Alternative vehicles for cops

Agencies of all sizes have a need for lower-speed enforcement, and every agency in America is looking to cut operating costs wherever they can safely do so - Full Story

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Video: Texas cops make PSA for distracted drivers

Police admit it’s easy to be distracted while driving, and those distractions cause many traffic accidents police respond to every day - Full Story

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Off-duty Mich. cop shoots attempted carjacker

Armed suspect demanded officer's car keys before cop opened fire - Full Story

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Ga. officer killed in hit-and-run

Ga. officer killed in hit-and-run

The officer and a roadside assistant were helping a stranded motorist when a truck hit them both - Full Story

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Special Report: Police Vehicles & Accessories

Special Report: Police Vehicles & Accessories

Squad. Cruiser. Roller. Panda. No matter what you call it, there may not be a more awesome automobile on the road than a police car. In this special section, we examine how aftermarket safety equipment can fortify your mobile office, and consider some eco-friendly alternative modes of transportation. - Full Story

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Female cop resigns after hitting pedestrians with cruiser

Although it has been ruled that both the pedestrians and the officer were at fault for the incident, the officer has resigned. Local departments are considering changing laws about using laptops in cruisers as a result.



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