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

Top News

Georgia Deputy Leaps From Flaming Propane-Fueled Cruiser

October 26, 2010  | 

A Jackson County (Ga.) Sheriff's deputy escaped serious injury, when he lept from his propane-fuelled patrol car that had burst into flames, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.

The interior of the car caught fire, when Deputy Gary Cox decided to light up a cigarette. The agency is investigating whether there was a leak and has suspended propane use.

Two years ago, the agency began installing conversion kits on its 63 vehicles that allow them to run on either unleaded gasoline or propane fuel. The agency, which is now saving the agency $150,000 annually on fuel costs, paid for the kits with funds from drug busts.

Read the full story at OnlineAthens.com.

Tags: Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Police Vehicle Accidents


Be the first to comment on this story





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

SkidCar System Inc. Receives Award from ALERT International
SkidCar System, Inc. was honored with the Z-Man Achievement Award due to the company's...

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