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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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Bullets on Vehicles Training Secure - Login Required

Betsy Brantner Smith visits the Sig Sauer Academy to watch a training session detailing how to successfully shoot bullets into vehicles, debunking myths like tires that pop instantly on first hit.
Bullets on Vehicles Training

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90 mph pursuit with toddler in car ends in bus crash

A stolen car being chased by Gulfport, Fla. police hit a bus, which then plowed into an apartment building - Full Story

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Suspect in death of NJ cop wanted to be an officer

Millville Police Patrolman Christopher Reeves died Sunday morning when a suspect hit his cruiser, striking the driver's side - Full Story

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Firework torches Wash. patrol car

A fire ignited in the trunk of an unmarked patrol car July 4 - Full Story

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Video: Gunman steals cruiser in Md. shootout

Police caught up with him a short distance away forced the stolen cruiser into a brick wall - Full Story

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Video: Ohio chase ends as car, cruiser hit fallen tree

A high-speed pursuit of a vehicle linked to a shooting ended with an abrupt crash - Full Story

Exclusives

What slowed me down: A cautionary tale about excessive speed

What slowed me down: A cautionary tale about excessive speed

It’s no secret that more cops have died in car crashes than from bullets in the last ten years. All too often the reasons for those crashes are excessive speed and driving beyond the capability of the driver and vehicle. - Full Story

Columns

What slowed me down: A cautionary tale about excessive speed Duane Wolfe - The Warrior's Path

What slowed me down: A cautionary tale about excessive speed

As I sat outside the courtroom awaiting my turn to be questioned in front of the Grand Jury, a million things ran through my mind - Full Story

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Video: Heated exchange when officer pulls over sheriff

The Benton County Sheriff was pulled over by a Bentonville police officer who asked him about an improper license plate - Full Story

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2 cruisers hit in Mass. crashes; 1 trooper injured

Two Massachusetts state police cruisers have been struck by other vehicles in separate overnight highway crashes - Full Story



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

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with Travis Yates
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