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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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Texas chief dies in motorcycle wreck

Texas chief dies in motorcycle wreck

Floyd Simpson, 51, became the city's first black police chief when he was hired in March 2012 - Full Story

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Ore. deputy killed in on-duty ATV crash

Ore. deputy killed in on-duty ATV crash

Gil Datan died in rugged terrain on timber lands after county officials believe he rolled his ATV - Full Story

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2 Texas cops rescue driver from burning SUV

Mesquite police Officers Ryan Nielson and Autumn Soto are being praised for the rescue of 25-year-old Hector Valles.

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Video: 2 Texas cops rescue driver from burning SUV

Mesquite police Officers Ryan Nielson and Autumn Soto are being praised for the rescue of 25-year-old Hector Valles - Full Story

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Suspect steals squad, runs over Calif. cop

Officer suffered two broken arms, a broken leg, and trauma in his head and neck from the attack.

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Video: Suspect steals squad, runs over Calif. cop

Officer suffered two broken arms, a broken leg, and trauma in his head and neck from the attack - Full Story

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Justices: Traffic stop cannot be extended to bring in K-9

Supreme Court said police may not extend a traffic stop to seek evidence of crimes unrelated to the offense that prompted initial stop - Full Story

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NJ cops pull woman from car seconds before it explodes

Video captured two officers saving a DUI driver mere moments before her vehicle burst into flames.

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Video: NJ cops pull woman from car seconds before it explodes

Video: NJ cops pull woman from car seconds before it explodes

Video captured two officers saving a suspected DUI driver mere moments before her vehicle burst into flames - Full Story



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