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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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LAPD reviewing use of helicopters following fundraising event

LAPD has launched an investigation into the department's participation in an Oct. 27 fundraiser as well as other events - Full Story

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Texas deputy dies months after struck by DWI driver

Texas deputy dies months after struck by DWI driver

A Texas deputy constable injured after being struck by a DWI driver in January has died from an infection that may be a direct result of the accident - Full Story

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Ohio officer shot, suspect hit by cruiser

An officer was shot as several uniformed and plainclothes officers tried to box the suspect's car in Wednesday.

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Video: Ohio officer shot, suspect hit by cruiser

An officer was shot as several uniformed and plainclothes officers tried to box the suspect's car in Wednesday - Full Story

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Calif. survivor of LODD shootings: Gunman was smiling

Man who was critically wounded during a shooting rampage that left two deputies dead said the gunman was smiling when he shot him and had opened fire almost immediately.

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Handcuffed Fla. suspect attempts escape using earring

Man eventually tried to steal a car that wouldn't start while a police dog's teeth were clamped to his arm.

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Video: Handcuffed Fla. man attempts escape using earring

Video: Handcuffed Fla. man attempts escape using earring

Man eventually tried to steal a car that wouldn't start while a police dog's teeth were clamped to his arm - Full Story

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SC officer killed in crash

SC officer killed in crash

A 19-year-veteran deputy died Wednesday in a car crash after his vehicle went off the road - Full Story

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Pilot blamed in Alaska troopers copter crash

Pilot blamed in Alaska troopers copter crash

A fatal Alaska State Troopers helicopter crash was caused by the pilot's decision to fly into bad weather and the agency's inadequate safety management - Full Story

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Minn. cruiser and train collide, injuring officer

A St. Paul police squad car and Green Line light-rail train collided Monday afternoon, knocking the officer unconscious.



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