FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Dashcam Video: Iowa Officer Hit by Falling Tree at T-Stop

May 13, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Iowa Officer Hit by Falling Tree at T-Stop

A Centerville, Iowa, police officer suffered minor injuries last week when a tree fell on him during a traffic stop.

Officer Jeremy Veach will be OK, Centerville Chief of Police Tom Demry told the Daily Iowegian. But he added that the injuries could have been much worse.

Veach had pulled over a vehicle at approximately 11:16 p.m. Wednesday.

As Veach spoke with the driver, a large tree on the opposite site of the vehicle fell across its hood, hitting the officer and knocking him to the ground.

Veach remained on the ground for a moment while a reserve officer who was with him called for help over the police radio. The injured officer can be seen slowly standing up and then limping over to the front of the vehicle to check on the driver, who also suffered minor injuries.

Tags: Traffic Enforcement, Centerville (Iowa) PD


Comments (2)

Displaying 1 - 2 of 2

Chuck @ 5/13/2014 5:12 PM

Are trees part of the kill zone now ? Hope for a speedy recovery brother

Ima Leprechaun @ 5/14/2014 3:17 AM

Watch the video, that was one heck of a big tree. The Officer was very lucky he wasn't directly in the tree's path. I'd have to go back to the station and change after that. Get well Officer Veach.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Kansas Motor Officer Dies of Heart Attack
An Olathe (Kan.) PD motor officer scheduled to be in a presidential motorcade died Tuesday...
Henderson Police Officers’ Association Donates $25,000 to National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund
The Henderson (Nev.) Police Officers’ Association (HPOA) recently donated $25,000 to the...
Former Officer Reunites With Woman He Rescued as an Abandoned Baby 51 Years Ago
“I saw this baby sitting on the blanket and she wasn’t moving, just looking at me,...
Video: 28 African-American Memphis Officers Face Demotion
Fifteen years ago, the officers won a lawsuit against City of Memphis that found promotion...
Muslim Woman Sues Michigan Agency for Making Her Remove Face Covering
A Muslim woman filed a lawsuit Thursday accusing Dearborn Heights, Mich., police of...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine