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Illinois Deputy Killed in Traffic Collision en Route to Work

Deputy Nick Theofanopoulos was en route to a work assignment at a hospital, where he was expected to guard an inmate.

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Maine Police Chief Struck by Vehicle in Whiteout Conditions

Chief Mike Bresett was transported to a nearby hospital where he underwent surgery. He is currently in stable condition with non-life threatening injuries.

CHP Motor Officer Injured in Collision with Big Rig on Bridge

The officer—who has not yet been identified—was taken to a nearby hospital and later released.

Ohio Officer Struck at Traffic Collision Scene Succumbs to Injuries

An officer with the Colerain Township (OH) Police Department who was struck by a pickup while setting up a road closure due to a traffic collision late last week has succumbed to his injuries.

Report: More LEOs Died of Gunfire Than Traffic-Related Incidents in 2018

Overall fatalities increased 12% with firearms-related fatalities the leading cause of officer deaths this year.

Michigan Man Fleeing Police Reportedly Rams Squad Car

Clinton Township police were investigating a traffic incident involving a black Chevrolet Trailblazer when the Trailblazer's driver backed up and rammed an officer's patrol car.

Texas Driver Who Struck Officer Arrested and Charged with Aggravated Assault

The officer was laying down flares at the time of the incident.

California Man Gets Life in Prison for 2014 Death of LAPD Officer

Mynor Enrique Varela struck and killed LAPD Officer Roberto Sanchez—a 32-year-old newlywed at the time of his death—with his SUV and then fled the scene. Sanchez's partner—Richard Medina—suffered a broken jaw and other injuries in the collision.

Major League Baseball Player Will Not Face Charges After Accidentally Striking Police Officer

Sano had been speaking to a police officer in front of the club. After the exchange, he went to back up his white pickup truck without realizing that the officer had not moved his motorcycle from behind him.

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Preventing Struck-by-Vehicle Duty Deaths

To save the lives of officers who work this country's highways, a culture change needs to happen.