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Cadets Honored for Helping Deputy Secure Accident Scene

Three cadets with the Santa Clara County (Calif.) Sheriff's Office will be honored soon for helping out at a traffic collision on Friday between an Acura and a big rig tomato truck.

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Crash Zone and Crime Zone 9.0

The CAD Zone has released Version 9.0 of its popular Crash Zone and Crime Zone diagramming software programs for law enforcement professionals. Users claim the new features and more efficient user interface in Version 9 lead to completing diagrams 25 to 50 percent faster.

Baltimore Cop Struck by Cruiser, Falls from Expressway

A Baltimore Police officer is in critical condition, after she was struck by her cruiser, knocked off the Jones Falls Expressway, and fell 30 feet. She remained in critical condition Thursday, two days after the fall.

Tennessee Deputy Shot by Estranged Husband

Dickson County (Tenn.) Sheriff's Deputy Richard "Keith" Bellar succumbed Tuesday to injuries he sustained when a separated husband shot him in the head earlier in the week.

Roadside Safety Introduces Duro Flash LEDs As Alternative To Incendiary Flares

The Duro Flash devices can be used by officers to mark vehicles, close a lane, direct traffic, or make a location more visible. A Duro Flash unit can also be placed under a cone for higher visibility.

D.C. Officer Struck While Investigating Hit-and-Run

The officer was struck early Monday by a Honday, while investigating a hit-and-run where a pedestrian pushing a moped across the bridge was fatally struck.

Crash Zone and Crime Zone

Version 8 of CAD Zone’s Crash Zone and Crime Zone program includes new and improved features users have requested, like new animation tools, a new 3D body poser, skid analysis and momentum calculation tools, a 3D stair builder, and a vehicle database. You can also quickly create a movie based on the accurate data you measure at the site.

Troopers Report Many Motorcycle Riders to Blame For Fatal Collisions

New statistics from the Washington State Patrol show motorcycle riders are to blame in many fatal collisions. State troopers report 80 percent of fatal collisions are the fault of the rider and half of the accidents don't involve a second driver.

The CAD Zone Crash Zone/Crime Zone Software 8.0

Version 8.0 of The CAD Zone’s Crash Zone and Crime Zone diagramming software for crash and crime scene investigation has improved forensic mapping and 3D capabilities. The new version can quickly perform a skid analysis, pose bodies in 3D so they appear in your diagrams just as they’re found at the scene, create an exact stairway based on the dimension of individual steps or the overall staircase, and more, while offering more symbols and realistic shading options for surfaces.

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Rail Accident Sites Offer Serious Safety Hazards

On Sept. 28, 1989, a fire truck from the Catlett, Calif., Fire Department was struck by an Amtrak passenger train as the truck crossed a rural railroad right-of-way while responding to a vehicle fire. The truck was totally destroyed, and two firefighters aboard were killed.