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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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Video: Wis. police pursuit ends with dramatic crash

When police stopped pursuing the drunk driver, he sped off, then crashed into a tree - Full Story

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Ariz. officer killed in tractor-trailer crash

The truck driver slammed into the back of the cruiser, despite cones, squad lights, and an officer waving him away - Full Story

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Pa. officer killed in crash during pursuit

Officer William "Jerry" McCarthy was pursuing a woman driving with an expired license when she slammed his squad - Full Story

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Video: Cruiser crashes, gets stuck up pole

The officer was making a turn when he lost control of the cruiser and drove up the pole - Full Story

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LA police hunt for suspect in deadly pile-up after drive-by shooting

Someone opened fire on people in South Los Angeles at a carwash, then sped off, causing a 9 car pileup that killed 1 - Full Story

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Crowd Control: SUV Running Boards Secure - Login Required

Deployment upon approach to a crowd-control incident can be difficult, but Mike Janin talks about a possible solution utliizing running boards on a response vehicle to quickly deploy officers.
Crowd Control: SUV Running Boards

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Top 5 most extravagant police vehicles

The Crown Vic and Dodge Charger have proven to be American favorites among police when it comes to their... - Full Story

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Off-duty cop killed aiding motorist

One officer was killed and and other was critically injured and lost his leg in the collision - Full Story

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Police investigate racy photo allegedly taken with squad

Though the name of a station does not appear anywhere in the photo, it resembles a Tulsa squad car - Full Story

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Md. officer dies after apparent suicide inside cruiser

Md. officer dies after apparent suicide inside cruiser

Officer Brian Johnson apparently shot himself while driving in his marked cruiser - Full Story



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