LEO Near Miss: Officers nearly run over as semi-conscious suspect attempts to flee

Never let a suspect’s diminished ability cause you to deviate from sound tactical principles


Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) Near Miss is a voluntary, non-disciplinary officer safety initiative that allows law enforcement personnel to read about and anonymously share stories of close calls or “near misses,” which provide lessons learned that can protect fellow officers in similar situations.

Event summary

An anonymous person called 911 to report a man using drugs in a car in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The complex was in a high-crime neighborhood known for heroin and meth use.

I had recently received a tip regarding a specific apartment that the drugs were being sold from, so the caller’s description was likely to be accurate. The caller described the specific make, model and color of the vehicle.

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