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Colo. Sgt. Killed on Motorcycle in Head-on Collision

January 28, 2014
A motorcycle officer with the Jefferson County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office was killed while on patrol Sunday at 10:05 a.m., after being struck by a car that crossed double yellow lines to illegally pass. Sgt. David Baldwin was a military veteran in the U.S. Air Force as well as a highly decorated 27-year veteran of the agency.

Ala. Officer Who Resigned Over Drag Racing Video Reinstated

November 14, 2013
The Montgomery (Ala.) Police Department is confirming that the motorcycle officer who was captured on video drag racing with a private citizen will get his job back.

3 Students Injured when Calif. Officer's Rifle Discharges at School

October 24, 2013
Chino, Calif., police are investigating how and why an officer’s AR-15 accidently discharged, injuring three students, during Red Ribbon Week activities Wednesday morning at Newman Elementary School, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin reports.

Quicker Response to Active Shooters

October 16, 2013

Despite its traditional mission, I always thought our motor unit could assume a more tactical posture and play less of a support role, especially when responding to school shootings. Since motors are such a specialized unit, it is easier to pull them off of their primary missions and redirect them whenever necessary.

Calif. Motor Officer Dies In Collision

September 23, 2013
Laguna Beach (Calif) Police Officer Jon Coutchie died in a head-on crash with a pickup truck while responding to a speeding motorist on Saturday evening.

Detroit Officer Collapses at Motorcycle Competition

September 17, 2013
Officer Rodney Jones, 49, had just celebrated 28 years serving the department. Jones was also an executive board member of the Detroit Police Officers Association.

Fla. Motor Cop Struck By Lightning

June 27, 2013
Officer Deglys Chavarria, 27, was heading south on North Roosevelt Boulevard at Palm Avenue when he was struck by the bolt, reports the Key West Citizen.

Calif. Officer Injured In Crash with Texting Teen

May 30, 2013
A Chula Vista (Calif.) Police motor officer was seriously injured in a chain-reaction crash Wednesday likely caused by an inattentive teenage driver who was sending text messaging.

Tips for Joining the Motor Unit

May 30, 2013
Do you want to be distinguished as the top 0.2% of law enforcement? If you are a female and make it into your agency's motor unit, you will be.

Skidcar Introduces Skidbike for Police Motorcycle Trainers

May 17, 2013
Skidcar System Inc. introduced the Skidbike tool for law enforcement motorcycle training at its annual conference in Las Vegas, according to the company.

Video: Boy Questions Vegas Cop, Encounter Goes Viral

May 8, 2013
In the video clip, Jeremy Drew can be seen questioning the unidentified officer, who had illegally parked his police motorcycle on a sidewalk to purchase a drink.

Vegas Cop's Encounter with 12 Year Old

May 8, 2013
A 12-year-old boy's questioning of a Las Vegas Metro Police officer went viral this week, when he posted a YouTube video of the encounter. Read the full story here.

Struck D.C. Motor Cop Waited 20 Minutes for Ambulance

March 25, 2013
A Metropolitan (D.C.) Police motor officer struck by a vehicle was finally picked up by a Prince George's County ambulance 20 minutes after the accident, a delay that has prompted discipline of city personnel.

Va. Motor Cop Killed In Fiery Crash

December 31, 2012
Prince William County (Va.) Police Officer Chris Yung was killed in a fiery wreck Monday afternoon on Va. 28 near Piper Lane just outside Manassas.

Boston Motor Patrol

October 9, 2012

Boston celebrated two centennials in 2012—the building of Fenway Park for the Boston Red Sox and the founding of the Boston Police Department's motor unit, which is known as the Mobile Operations Patrol (MOP) unit. The two centennials came together on Sept. 16, when agency brass recognized the unit's heritage during a ceremony in front of Fenway's "green monster" wall in left field. Photos courtesy of Robert Anthony.

Fla. Deputy Killed In Motorcycle Crash

September 27, 2012
A Broward (Fla.) Sheriff's Office deputy died Wednesday after his motorcycle slammed into a Mercedes in Pompano Beach.

Female Motor Officers

September 26, 2012
Female motor officers, like me, are distinguished as the top 0.2% (roughly) of law enforcement. What it took to get there wasn't an average walk in the park, but there is no other specialized unit I would rather be a part of.

Texas Toll Road Gets 85 MPH Limit, Fastest In Nation

September 7, 2012
The Texas Transportation Commission last week approved the new posted limit last week for the soon-to-open segment of toll road Texas 130 from just south of Austin to Interstate 10 in Seguin.

Colo. Motor Officer Killed In Motorcycle Crash

July 25, 2012
Matthew Tyner, a 13-year veteran of the department, was riding his motorcycle and conducting traffic enforcement when he collided with a vehicle on Austin Bluffs Parkway near Oro Blanco Drive.

Texas Agency Picks Victory for Motor Patrol

May 4, 2012
The Tyler (Texas) Police Department took delivery of 10 Victory Commander I police motorcycles in March. The motorcycles were delivered ready for duty with lights and siren, radios, radio connections, radar, and video equipment.
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