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Iowa Officer Loses Fingers Deploying Spike Strip to End Pursuit
The deployment did not go as intended. Windy conditions caused the spikes to blow around and get caught underneath the suspect’s speeding vehicle.
April 17, 2023
IN Trooper Fatally Struck by Vehicle Deploying Spike Strip
Master Trooper James R. Bailey was helping other troopers with weather-related crashes on I-69 around 4:30 p.m. when he learned a Fort Wayne Police officer was chasing a vehicle heading in their direction.
March 6, 2023
Illinois Deputy Killed Deploying Spike Strip During Pursuit
The suspect's vehicle struck the deputy and then crashed in a field north of the intersection. Galesburg officers apprehended the suspect
May 2, 2022
Ohio Officer's Death Compels Conversation About Spike Strip Safety
The tragic death of Bluffton, OH, Police Officer Dominic Francis—who was laying out spikes in a roadway when he was struck by a suspect driving a stolen vehicle involved in a police pursuit—should commence conversations about training to safely deploy tire-deflation devices.
April 8, 2022
Ohio Officer Killed Deploying Spikes During Pursuit
Bluffton police Officer Dominic Francis was laying out spikes when he was struck by the car. He died from his injuries.
March 31, 2022
Nashville Officer Struck by Stolen Vehicle while Deploying Spikes
As she ran back to the side of the road, the car swerved toward her and she was struck. In the video, she is seen rolling over the hood of the car and onto the street.
November 30, 2021
FL Trooper Rams Suspect's Vehicle to Save Deputy Deploying Spikes
The deputy was putting down spike strips at a highway exit to catch a driver during a police chase, according to FHP. The driver lost control, careening into the grassy median between the ramps.
October 1, 2021
Illinois Officer Killed Deploying Spikes During Pursuit
Brian Pierce Jr., 24, who was identified by his family, was struck by a car around 3 a.m. while trying to deploy spikes on the bridge to flatten the fleeing car's tires, said Lt. Michael Lewis of the Illinois State Police.
August 4, 2021
Nevada Trooper Struck, Critically Injured Deploying Spikes During Vehicle Pursuit
During the incident, one trooper, Micah May, attempted to deploy spikes to stop the vehicle. At that time, the suspect hit the trooper with their vehicle.
July 28, 2021
Man Charged with Trying to Kill 5 Canadian Officers
The charges follow a vehicle pursuit and shootout in Merritt, B.C., that spanned nearly two hours on Saturday afternoon, when police attempted to stop a Ford F-350 truck with a flatbed trailer that was allegedly associated with a stolen property file.
June 10, 2021
Dozens of Street Racers Arrested Outside Atlanta
Authorities said deputies and officers went from car to car and arrested all 88 suspects in the street racing crew.
March 15, 2021
Missouri Officers Break Up "Sideshow" with Spike Strips
Capt. David Jackson said police received several reports Tuesday night of sideshow activity across the city. Jackson said callers reported “street racers, dangerous driving and shots fired.”
February 24, 2021
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