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Boston Officer Struck by Vehicle During Foot Pursuit

An officer with the Boston Police Department was struck by a vehicle during a foot pursuit on Wednesday. He was transported to a nearby hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

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AL Officer Hit by Patrol Vehicle During Foot Pursuit Faces Long Rehab

Officer Simeon Beeson has a fracture of the vertebrae near the base of his neck. In addition, "He had a few rib fractures, cracked ribs, crushed ankle...."

Police Identify Man Who Broke NYPD Officer's Leg During Pursuit

Police in New York are looking for a 48-year-old man—identified as Lincoln George—who reportedly broke an officer's leg before fleeing on foot.

Iowa Officer Shot Thursday Now in Stable Condition

An officer with the Davenport (IA) Police Department who was shot Thursday afternoon is now in stable condition and expected to be okay.

Oregon K-9 Struck by Hundreds of Porcupine Quills During Pursuit

A K-9 with the Coos County (OR) Sheriff's Office suffered serious injury when it was struck by hundreds of porcupine quills during a pursuit of a wanted subject over the weekend.

Man Fleeing From Texas Police Dives into Canal and Drowns

An officer reportedly dove in after the man and attempted a rescue, during which the subject struggled with the officer. The officer was able to free himself from the grasp of the subject and return safely to the shore, but the man—who has not yet been identified—was found by members of the Lewisville Fire Department some time later.

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.

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.