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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: 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

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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

Videos

Reality Training: Franconia Officer Killed in a Traffic Stop Secure - Login Required

In 2007, Corporal Bruce McKay of the Franconia, New Hampshire Police Department was killed during a motor vehicle stop. Dave Smith examines the history between the suspect and the officer.
Reality Training: Franconia Officer Killed in a Traffic Stop

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Video: Bikers harass cops, deputy arrests rider 'for video evidence'

A biker claims a deputy sheriff pulled him over in order to seize his helmet camera - Full Story

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Cops: Man threw wife from car, attacked Wash. trooper

Man taken into custody broke out the patrol car window, climbed out and attacked - Full Story

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Video: Ore. police capture man after chase

Officers boxed in his car and captured him as he got out, reportedly trying to carjack another vehicle - Full Story

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Video: FHP trooper chases car the wrong way at 100-mph

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper has resigned after an internal affairs investigation determined numerous policy violations - Full Story



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Vehicle Incidents and Issues Columnists

Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel Police Driving: Safety Behind the Wheel
with Travis Yates
Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street Leadership, Technology and Tactics: Themes from the Street
with Lt. Raymond E. Foster, LAPD (ret.)