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Trending topics: Why there’s no such thing as a routine traffic stop

By PoliceOne Staff

You know the saying, “There’s no such thing as a routine traffic stop.” In this installment of ‘Trending Topics,’ we take a look at five stories that prove just how true that statement can be. From a pair of rescues to a dangerous encounter with Mother Nature, check out these unique situations and add your thoughts below.

Mich. cop’s traffic stop becomes race against time

A police officer’s quick reaction time likely saved the life of a driver shortly after she was stopped for a red light violation.


Grandma thanks Idaho trooper for traffic stop

Woman wrote a note to the Idaho State Police thanking the trooper for the kindness he showed her grandchildren during the stop.


Maine cop stops driver for speeding, saves his life

Shortly after handing over his license and registration, the man suffered an apparent heart attack.

Green Bay's 'skateboard cop' makes traffic stop while riding

A ten year veteran of the force — “Skateboard Cop” — is happy to be out of the patrol car.

Tree falls on Iowa cop during bizarre traffic stop

A large tree fell onto the hood of the vehicle, knocking the officer to the ground.



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