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Univ. of Houston Officer Killed In Crash, Responding To Call

December 24, 2010
Officer Ann O'Donnell, 24, is the first line of duty death for the agency. The officer had been with the agency for about a year.

Just About the Worst Thing You Can Do On Patrol

November 24, 2010
Causing an innocent person's death is just about the worst thing you can do on patrol. Seeking payment for injuries sustained while killing two teens is beyond the pale.

Memorial Service for Texas Trooper Set

November 17, 2010
The memorial service for Trooper Jonathan McDonald will be held Friday in Lubbock, the Texas Department of Public Safety has announced.

Dallas Officer Suspended for Concealing Damage to Squad

November 5, 2010
A Dallas police officer has been suspended for concealing an accident that resulted in minor damage to his agency cruiser.

Virginia Officer Pulled From Flaming Cruiser

November 1, 2010
A Roanoke (Va.) PD officer was pulled from his flaming cruiser early Sunday by another officer, after he crashed his cruiser into a vacant house on the way to provide backup on a vehicle stop.

Georgia Deputy Leaps From Flaming Propane-Fueled Cruiser

October 26, 2010
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.

NJ Officer Killed in Crash, After Saving Choking Man

October 26, 2010
A Teaneck (N.J.) Police officer was killed when his vehicle struck a utility pole, several hours after he had saved the life of an 87-year-old man.

El Paso Cop Killed By Drunk Driver 'Best Friend' To Graveyard Cops

October 15, 2010
Officer Karl McDonough was killed about 1 a.m. Wednesday when Alejandro Fierro, 19, allegedly ran a red light in his silver 2004 Mercedes and plunged into the patrol car.

DUI Red-Light Runner Kills El Paso Officer, Injures Second

October 13, 2010
The officers were struck by a Mercedes at about 1 a.m. Six fire trucks responded to the crash.

Veteran Baltimore PD Officer Killed In Crash

September 28, 2010
Officer James E. Fowler III was killed late Monday, while heading to a training session at Penn State University. Fowler of Cantonsville was driving to Lewiston, Pa. on U.S. 22/322 West and came to rest along a concrete barrier.

Motorists Failing to Obey 'Move Over' Laws

September 23, 2010
Law enforcement deaths in the line of duty are often associated with gunfire, but traffic-related deaths -- including wrecks and deputies run over outside their cars -- outnumbered shooting deaths in 2009 and most of this decade.

Learning to Drive Like a Cop

September 17, 2010
It's stressful enough to operate all these electronic devices, but far more difficult to operate a motor vehicle with these cockpit distractions. I often wonder when we will have mini-nuclear plants in the trunk to produce enough juice to run all of this stuff.

Missouri Chief Killed After Losing Control of Cruiser

August 28, 2010
It is believed that Fricke's patrol car went off the roadway at about 10:30 a.m., and that he over-corrected, causing his vehicle to cross the highway and strike a utility pole.

Click It or Die Bleeding

August 26, 2010
While vehicle crashes attributed to just 26 percent of all law enforcement deaths between the years 1980 and 1982, they comprised 54 percent of officer deaths between 2005 and 2007. Fatalities incident to foot or motorcycle patrol remained largely unchanged, yet deaths in patrol cars spiked.

Alaska Customs Agent's Body Found In Submerged Vehicle

August 24, 2010
The body of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent has been found and identified as Charles Collins, who went missing in mid-July amid highway flooding.

Bikers Taunted Injured Washington Trooper

August 12, 2010
Trooper Brian Salyer was pursuing a group of riders on Japanese sport bikes when the riders cut him off, causing his cruiser to crash. The bikers clapped and laughed as the trooper lay bleeding and pinned inside his vehicle.

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.
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