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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 LE, including vehicle crashes involving police and vehicular assaults against officers.

In a recent case, the court reviews police use of force on a compliant subject over the course of a traffic stop
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The city of Bellevue has asserted that it would be unfair to extend medical assistance for Officer Kevin Bereta, who was severely injured while riding a motorcycle on duty
Officers with the Denton PD responded after a 911 caller reported a vehicle had driven off a bridge; they smashed a window to free the woman from her car
The suspect’s vehicle slammed into Officer James Muhlbauer’s patrol car, killing him and his K-9 partner Champ; the impact caused the cruiser to strike and kill Jesse Eckes, a pedestrian
“Once we were able to determine it was unloaded, we secured it,” a detective said. “And then we searched the rest of the vehicle to make sure there were no explosives or rockets, or anything crazy like that”
While officers were detaining the car’s driver, a passenger jumped into the driver’s seat and drove off, hitting two officers
The suspect’s truck crossed to the wrong side of the road and hit the cruiser head-on, causing the truck to land on top of the cruiser
Deputy Rondald Bates had served with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office for 31 years
Connecticut police departments are also monitoring social media, creating a flow of information between departments and working with the FBI to prevent street takeovers
Dash camera video from the Tontitown Police Department shows a cruiser rolling over multiple times after hitting the moving van
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K-9 Shadow was trained in drug interdiction with the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office
Crawford County Deputy Timothy Tavarus Rivers was on his way to assist another law enforcement officer when the accident occurred
Harnett County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chris Johnson had served in law enforcement for 26 years
San Joaquin County Sheriff Patrick Withrow said that instead of impounding the vehicles, they are being held as evidence
The man surrendered after initially fleeing police in the USPS truck, but he bit an officer’s hand as he was being arrested
“My deputy did absolutely nothing wrong…" Sheriff Billy Woods said. “This individual decided to do what she did and ended with a result of killing two innocent individuals”
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Kansas Highway Patrol K-9 Igor spent several days in the ICU after the incident and was able to return home and recover
Fort Worth Police Department officers attempted to stop the driver when he drove the wrong way on a one-way street; the suspect and two pedestrians were injured during the pursuit
When Thurston County Sheriff’s Office deputies began to perform a PIT maneuver, the suspect used his vehicle to ram the cruiser, injuring the two deputies insde
Because officers saw the vehicle approaching and moved the suspect away, no one was injured in the crash
The driver, whose blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit, injured a deputy and caused $35,000 in damage to the cruiser
The incident occurred after the deputy attempted to climb onto the vehicle and stop the suspect from driving away
The man drove the skid-steer loader toward Lincoln Police Department cruisers, hitting one with an officer still inside, video shows
A Trotwood police officer was inside the cruiser when the suspect’s truck landed on top of it; the officer was taken to the hospital and is expected to survive, the chief said
“When deputies arrived, they found a dazed and bleeding male outside of the vehicle and noticed that an adult female and small child in a car seat were still trapped inside the vehicle just above water,” deputies said
The man pointed a long gun at officers as they provided medical aid to his family member, whom he had intentionally hit with his truck