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

Cobalt Software Platform - Mark43
Mark43's Cobalt software platform unites a set of law enforcement tools securely...

No upcoming webinars scheduled

Top News

Video: Axon Cam Captures Burning Truck Rescue

March 26, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Ohio Cops Pull Man from Burning Truck

Three officers from a Cleveland-area police department rescued the driver of a truck who struck a utility pole Saturday morning.

Euclid (Ohio) Police Officer Adam Beese was wearing a TASER Axon on-officer camera system during the incident, which began at about 11 a.m. As Officer Beese approached the truck, flames from the engine compartment licked the crunched hood of the burgundy pickup.

The raw footage, posted by WKYC, shows the passenger-side window shatter and a cloud of brownish-gray smoke pour from the driver's compartment. Two other officers used batons to break out other windows and pull the man to safety.

Officer Beese is testing the Axon system and helping draft a policy for the agency's Standard Operating Policy manual. Several other officers are evaluating Vievu on-lapel cameras.

Officer Beese mounts his TASER Axon camera to a pair of Oakley Flak Jacket sunglasses and wears a small battery pack/control box on his duty belt. Video can be uploaded to Evidence.com or locally stored, Beese told POLICE Magazine. The department is now evaluating TASER's cloud-based storage service.

"It's your friend," Beese said about the system. "It's there to assist in convictions and reduce false complaints."

Several veteran commanders have resisted its use in the agency, and Beese said he has had to change the status-quo mentality.

"You've got to get the mentality that 'I'm already on video,' because everybody on the street has a video camera, so you might as well have video that's as close to what you're seeing as possible," he said.

By Paul Clinton


Comments (1)

Displaying 1 - 1 of 1

Trigger @ 3/28/2013 4:36 AM

Officer Beese has a valid point about the current world of technology, with the smart phones, etc. nothing is sacred. The new technology is small and user friendly and with todays new officers most of this is second nature when compared to us ole' timers..

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

FCC to Establish National Blue Alert System
The alerts will be managed by local and state law enforcement and will provide information...
FirstNet Implements Ruthless Preemption Feature for First Responders
Preemption is a mission-critical feature that enables first responders on FirstNet to...
Drones Used to Assess L.A. Wildfire Damage, Look For Hot Spots
For the first time, the Los Angeles Fire Department used drones Thursday to help...
ADRF Launches FiRe Product Line for In-Building Public Safety Connectivity
Advanced RF Technologies Inc. (ADRF) has announced its new FiRe Series Fiber Optic...
Envisage Technologies Named to Top Vendor List in Law Enforcement Software Market
Envisage Technologies, creators of the Acadis Readiness Suite and FirstForward, have been...

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.
Police Magazine