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An Officer Safety Reality Check

June 16, 2017

The best way to reduce line-of-duty deaths is to concentrate on safety issues that officers can control.

Officer Safety on the Road

May 1, 2017

Wear your body armor. Don't drive at speeds beyond your capabilities. And use your seat belt.

Louisiana Deputy Killed in On-Duty Crash

May 1, 2017
According to a statement from the Ouachita Parish Sheriff's Office, Deputy Justin L. Beard, 26, was killed Sunday morning while responding to a burglar alarm during a severe thunderstorm.

South Carolina Officer Killed in Wreck Wore No Seatbelt, Ran Light

November 24, 2015
A South Carolina police officer killed in a wreck while responding to a shooting call was not wearing her seatbelt, ran a red light at 64 mph, and never hit her brakes before the crash, according to an investigation.

Deputy's Patrol Car Overturns in Chase, With Sheriff as Passenger

September 22, 2015
A Shannon County, Mo., sheriff's deputy ran off a county road and overturned his patrol car while pursuing a fleeing driver on Monday afternoon. The sheriff was a passenger in that patrol car.

FBI Says Ballistic Vests, Seat Belts Not Worn in Many Officer Deaths

May 13, 2015
Of the 46 officers killed by firearms in 2014, 11 were not wearing bullet-resistant vests. During the same period, 10 of 28 officers killed in vehicle accidents were not wearing seat belts. Six of the 10 auto accident victims, according to the FBI report, were ejected from their vehicles during the crashes.

Police Unions Call for Mandatory Body Armor, Seat Belt Policies

November 21, 2014
During the past three decades, 42% of police killed in auto accidents were not wearing seat belts, according to a NHTSA review. Law enforcement estimates of seat belt compliance hover around 50%, well below the 86% rate of compliance among the general public.
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