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Illinois Officer Killed, Ridealong Injured in Pursuit Crash

August 11, 2010
A Cowden, Ill., police officer was killed Tuesday night while chasing a vehicle in Effingham County, Ill., police said. A passenger in the vehicle, Jessica Stuckemeyer, 22, was treated for injuries and released from Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Cowden Mayor Lorne Barnes said Stuckemeyer was doing a ride-along to gain experience in preparation for entering the police academy.

LEO Vehicle Deaths Increase 80% In Past Three Decades

August 4, 2010
Since the late 1990s, half of all LEO deaths are due to vehicle accidents. During that time frame, 24 percent of the vehicle deaths (in 353 crashes) involved the officer being ejected from the vehicle, indicating a seat belt was not in use.

Pushing the Envelope In Your Patrol Unit

July 14, 2010
Nothing so raises the adrenaline charge like a fellow officer's radioed cry for help. That so many cops end up over-driving and crashing long before they get to that call for help is what makes for a briefing-room caveat.

S.C. Trooper Driving 100-Plus Before Fatal Accident, Report Says

June 30, 2010
The investigation revealed Corporal Dana Kevin Cusack was driving a "high rate of speed" at the time of the collision, according to a release from the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office. Cusack didn't have his blue lights on and had not called in a traffic stop to dispatchers.

Boating Accident Claims Virginia Deputy

June 21, 2010
The jolt of the wake or series or wakes knocked Ridings unconscious and ejected fellow deputy William Schroeder from the 1994 Invader outboard boat. Schroeder, who was piloting the boat, was rescued by other boaters and returned to the boat.

CHP Motor Officer Dies During Pursuit Crash

June 11, 2010
Tom Coleman, a 7-year CHP veteran, was killed he crashed into a big rig while chasing a Ford Focus in Redlands. The four people inside the car were arrested after the Focus crashed into another vehicle moments later.

Houston Officer Killed During Pursuit Not Wearing Seatbelt

May 20, 2010
When he crashed, Officer Eydelmen Mani was responding to a car chase involving a stolen vehicle. Late Tuesday, Mani was traveling on the North Freeway when he lost control of his vehicle and slammed into a guardrail.

Texas Officers Defend Practice of Not Wearing Seatbelts

March 3, 2010
Law officers from a variety of Texas agencies told the Houston Chronicle that seat belts can hinder them, despite national highway statistics showing that many officers killed in vehicle accidents weren't wearing them.

Texas Motor Officer's Family Sues Hillary Clinton

February 24, 2010
The family of Victor Lozada filed the suit, which was first reported by legal blog Tex Parte. The suit names Clinton, her campaign organization, the city of Dallas, and the helmet manufacturer.

Deputy's Widow Drops Lawsuit Against Pilot In Crash

February 11, 2010
The widow of a Franklin County (N.C.) Sheriff's Department deputy who was killed six years ago during an aerial search for drugs has dropped her wrongful-death lawsuit against the helicopter's pilot.

Governor Salutes N.Y. Trooper's Bubbly Personality At Memorial

January 26, 2010
Police say Mattice, 31, was driving a cruiser back to the barracks in upstate New York from her shift at a central New York school when she apparently drifted into the oncoming lane and collided with a tractor-trailer.

Italian Police's Prized Lamborghini Damaged in Crash

November 30, 2009
Today, a bandaged and bruised police driver may have had a tough time explaining how he managed to write off one of the force's prized Lamborghinis when he rammed it so hard into a line of parked cars that one of the stationary vehicles ended up on the police car's roof.

Maryland State Police Pilot Caused Copter Crash, NTSB Finds

November 11, 2009
The crash occurred, after "the pilot's attempt to regain visual conditions by performing a rapid descent and his failure to arrest the descent at the minimum descent altitude during a non-precision approach," according to the agency.

Charlotte Officer was Traveling 90-Plus Before Accident, Police Say

October 16, 2009
A police officer was traveling 93 miles per hour before crashing while responding to a call in SouthPark earlier this week, a report just released from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says.

Charlotte Officer Critically Injured in Patrol Car Accident

October 14, 2009
Officer Joe Willinsky, who has been on the police force for about 13 months and works in the Providence Division, is in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Officer Robert Fey, a spokesman for the department.

Las Vegas Officer Killed, Partner Seriously Injured in One-Car Accident

October 9, 2009
A Las Vegas Metro Police officer has died following a car accident Wednesday night. Officer Milburn "Millie" Beitel died at UMC following surgery. The other officer remains at UMC in serious but stable condition.

Drunk Drivers Hitting More Washington State Troopers

December 31, 2008
Impaired drivers hit troopers 25 times in 2008, up from 11 in 2007. About half the crashes happened after a trooper had stopped another violator or pulled into the shoulder to handle an accident. In a recent crash, a trooper's patrol car was pushed into another vehicle already involved in a crash, the Washington State Patrol reported.

Small Town Georgia Police Chief Dies in Wreck

December 3, 2008
The 32-year-old police chief of the small town of Nelson was killed Monday in a wreck being blamed on icy weather conditions.

Man Killed, Colorado Trooper Injured in Crash

September 19, 2008
The El Paso County district attorney's office has been asked to investigate a collision between a state trooper's cruiser and another car that left a 63-year-old Fountain man dead Wednesday.

He Flees: To Pursue or Not To, That Is the Question

September 1, 2008

A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision shielding police officers from being sued in federal court for deaths and injuries to innocent citizens resulting form high-speed chases should not be viewed as an invitation to law officers.

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