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Video: Florida Officer Nearly Struck by Vehicle During Traffic Stop

An officer with the Daytona Beach Shores Police Department was nearly struck by a pickup truck fleeing a traffic stop on Wednesday.

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Video: Driver Opens Fire on OR Officer at Traffic Stop

An officer with the Salem (OR) Police Department shot on Tuesday night has been treated and released from a nearby hospital. The suspected gunman eluded police for nearly 12 hours but was eventually apprehended and arrested.

Arizona Officer Discovers Dead Woman in Passenger Seat During Traffic Stop

Officer Adam Edmonds stopped Puckett on I-10 and said he noticed a dead woman propped up in the passenger seat. The woman—identified as 74-year-old Linda Puckett—had reportedly died at a hotel in Texas.

Video: Could a Robot Make Traffic Stops Safer?

Once the officer’s vehicle is parked behind the motorist’s car, GoBetween rolls up to the driver’s side window of the motorist, where it becomes the officer’s eyes, ears and mouth. A spike strip automatically placed in front of the car’s rear wheels keeps the motorist from driving away until the traffic stop is completed.

FL Woman Pulls Gator From Pants During Traffic Stop

When deputies asked to see any wildlife they had collected, she pulled a foot-long alligator out of her yoga pants and placed it in the truck bed.

NC Officer Killed at Traffic Stop, Suspect Dead

Officials said K-9 Officer Jordan Sheldon, 32, was shot and killed after pulling a man over shortly after 10 p.m.

New York Officer Makes Big Drug Bust at Traffic Stop

An officer with the Westchester County (NY) Police Department discovered a large haul of marijuana during a traffic stop on Wednesday, seizing about 54 pounds of the drug and arresting a Boston man for Criminal Possession of Marijuana.

Illinois Officer Drives Man to Job Interview After Traffic Stop

An officer with the Cahokia (IL) Police Department was recently faced with an excellent opportunity to serve one member of his community in a very special way.

Video: Georgia Officer Dragged by Suspected DUI Driver

An officer with the Alpharetta Department of Public Safety was dragged by a suspected DUI driver earlier this month. The department released dash-cam video on Wednesday.

(Video) The Dangers of Traffic Stops

LAPD Captain Greg Meyer (ret.) discusses some of the dangers to police officers present during traffic stops, and some of the tactics he teaches officers to help mitigate those dangers.