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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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Video: Speeding prank gets 2 Fla. officers fired

When the driver got out of the vehicle, the officer recognized him as a fellow cop - Full Story


Video: Driver rams Utah cruiser after chase

Police in Ogden shot the front tires of the vehicle and used a TASER on the driver - Full Story


Suspect killed after firing at St. Louis police

Police killed a gunman who opened fire on officers responding to a home invasion - Full Story


Video: Teacher suspected of child abuse triggers pursuit, crash

The Los Angeles-area chase began with a child-endangerment investigation by police of a physical education teacher who is suspected of lewd acts with a former student - Full Story


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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.
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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


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


Firework torches Wash. patrol car

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


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


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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