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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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Fla. police shoot, kill man who jumped into cruiser

The man broke free from police and attempted to run them over using their own vehicle - Full Story


Video: Car-stopping 'suitcase' a safer alternative to spike strips?

Manufacturers claim it allows officers to better distance themselves from speeding, swerving vehicles - Full Story


2 Ohio officers injured, suspect dead after shootout

The officers pulled the suspect over, but before they could get out of their vehicle, the suspect allegedly got out of his car and started shooting - Full Story


Video: Iowa officer pulls unconscious driver from flames

Officer Zac McDowell wasn't injured Sunday night when he saved 18-year-old Ian Waseskuk, who was doing doughnuts when he hit an AC unit - Full Story


Photo: Ariz. officer recovering after triple rollover

The officer was responding to a call of a gas leak in a home where children were unresponsive when he lost control of his vehicle - Full Story


Video: Cop dragged from suspect's vehicle, police shoot driver

The suspect was shot 4 times after fleeing police when one officer jumped into his car to assure that it would not move - Full Story


Minn. shooting suspect blames noisy traffic

The man who indiscriminately fired at passing cars killing a 9-year-old boy told investigators that cars were keeping him awake - Full Story


Police: Ind. man is shot after trying to run over officer

Officers smelled homemade methamphetamine coming from a garage and when they tried speaking to someone inside, a car busted through the door - Full Story


Dallas police chief prohibits use of MDCs in non-emergencies

He states that only in life-threatening situations should police be typing while driving - Full Story


Video: NV cop on paid leave for rear-ending accident

The officer is on leave while an investigation is being conducted by his department - Full Story

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