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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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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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Stolen 'Pulp Fiction' car found 19 years later

Quentin Tarantino's 1964 Chevelle Malibu was recovered in the San Francisco Bay area earlier this week by police - Full Story

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Fla. officer killed in single-vehicle crash

Fla. officer killed in single-vehicle crash

Officer Joseph “Shane” Robbins was unresponsive when a medical crew found his cruiser off the road - Full Story

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Video: Mich. cop struck by car prompts pursuit

The suspect abruptly exited his car, got back in and hit the gas, despite the officer standing in front of his vehicle - Full Story

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New vehicle to enhance Ill. police patrols

The department’s Polaris Ranger all-terrain vehicle will be able to go many places traditional squad cars can’t - Full Story

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Seattle cop's vintage cruiser attracts attention

The fully restored 1970 Plymouth Satellite police cruiser was initially used to develop a friendly relationship with the community - Full Story

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Video: Police, others rescue man from fiery crash

One officer promised he wouldn't go home without saving the man; all of the victims were hospitalized - Full Story

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Texas officer killed by repeat drunk driver

Texas officer killed by repeat drunk driver

Officer Chad Key, a husband and father of 3, was hit by a man charged with drunk driving 3 times before - Full Story

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Okla. officer killed in 2-vehicle crash

Okla. officer killed in 2-vehicle crash

A teen driver failed to stop at a stop sign, crashing into Officer Douglas Hanna's truck - Full Story



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