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No Injuries to Suspects, Officers in Oregon OIS

An early morning incident in Oregon on Wednesday ended with two in custody after one suspect fled on foot and another stole an officer's patrol car.

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Officer Safety Considerations for Foot Pursuits

While empirical data doesn't exist—at least to my knowledge—on lost productivity due to injuries sustained during foot pursuits, anecdotal evidence suggests that medical leave following such activities is significant enough to give some thought to the matter.

Illinois Officer Dies from Injuries Sustained in Fall from Bridge

Two suspects have been arrested following a pursuit on Saturday afternoon that led to the death of 44-year-old Auxiliary Police Officer Ricardo Davis.

Massachusetts Officer Attacked Responding to Domestic Dispute

The officer—who is as yet unidentified—reportedly engaged in a foot pursuit of the subject, apprehending him and placing him under arrest.

Man Running from Florida Officers Jumps into Water Full of Toxic Algae, Pleads for Help from Police

The blue-green algae isn’t only smelly — lifeguards and those who live close to water have taken to wearing masks to shield themselves from the stink — it’s also toxic. Scores of fish and other wildlife have been killed by the algae and people can be sickened if they breathe it in. More Here.

Video: Man Running from Florida Officers Jumps into Water Full of Toxic Algae, Pleads for Help from Police

The blue-green algae isn’t only smelly — lifeguards and those who live close to water have taken to wearing masks to shield themselves from the stink — it’s also toxic. Scores of fish and other wildlife have been killed by the algae and people can be sickened if they breathe it in.

Virginia Man Fleeing Police Throws Two-Year-Old Boy Into a Creek

According to the Strasburg (VA) Police Department, an officer saw the man driving with his two-year-old son on his lap. When the officer stopped the car, the man — identified as 28-year-old Kyle Steven Sunday — got out of the vehicle and fled. The man was then seen throwing the child over an embankment into a creek.

California Department Institutes Tighter Restrictions on Foot Pursuits

The Sacramento (CA) Police Department is reportedly making changes to its foot pursuit policy in the aftermath of the fatal shooting of Stephon Clark after chasing him into the backyard of his grandmother's house.

Philadelphia Police Fatally Shoot Suspect Who Fired on Squad Car

A Philadelphia car was riddled with bullets — and a suspect shot dead — in a running gun battle between a gunman on a bicycle and pursuing police on Thursday morning.

Florida Police Get "Assist" from Cows in Foot Pursuit of Fleeing Felon

Officers with the Sanford (FL) Police Department in pursuit of a felony suspect got some help from a herd of cows in the apprehension of the fleeing woman. The entire incident was video recorded by a Seminole County Sheriff’s Office helicopter team.