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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.”

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FL Deputy Killed Deploying Spike Strips During Pursuit

Deputy Michael Magli, 30, died after he was struck by a pickup truck that spun out in the median of a road in north Pinellas County. Magli had parked his patrol cruiser in the median of the road to retrieve and deploy spike strips.

Tire Deflation Devices: Is Ending a Pursuit Worth Ending a Life?

Officers must assess the risk vs. the reward of using spike strips on a fast-moving vehicle while standing dangerously close to the roadway.

Louisiana State Police Trooper Dies of Injuries Sustained On Duty

Trooper George Baker of the Louisiana State Police suffered severe injuries while responding to a vehicle pursuit last week.

Texas Deputy Killed Attempting to Deploy Spike Strips During Pursuit

Bell County (TX) Deputy John Andrew Rhoden died early Sunday while assisting Williamson County in a vehicle pursuit on Interstate 35.

Ohio Officer Killed During Vehicle Pursuit

Springdale Police spokesperson Officer Keenan Riordan told the press, "It's our belief that Mr. Blankenship purposely diverted his course of travel to purposely strike our officers."

Building a Better Spike Strip

The End-X Phantom Spikes PT-700 is designed for safer deployment, better effect, and easier retrieval.

Man Convicted of Murder in Pursuit Death of Oklahoma Trooper

An Oklahoma man was found guilty of murder Monday in the death of an Oklahoma Highway Patrol trooper who was killed during a high-speed pursuit in 2017.

Mississippi Deputy Struck by 12-Year-Old Girl Fleeing Police in Stolen Car

A 12-year-old girl who reported led police on a chase around Meridian (MI) on Wednesday night struck a Lauderdale County Deputy Sheriff's Deputy who was attempting to lay out spike strips to end the pursuit.

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Georgia Major Hit Deploying Spikes During Vehicle Pursuit, Loses Leg

Dade County Emergency Services Director Alex Case said Bradford lay down a spike strip on U.S. Highway 11 South. The driver who was the subject of the pursuit reportedly hit Bradford on the side of the road.