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Canadian Officer Killed by Fleeing Vehicle at Traffic Stop

The Calgary police report on Facebook that Sgt. Andrew Harnett conducted a traffic stop at 10:50 p.m. During the traffic stop, the vehicle fled, striking the officer in the process. Other officers were nearby and "rendered aid as quickly as possible."

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Fatal Police Shooting Sparks Protest in Minneapolis

Scores of protesters quickly descended on the scene of the shooting in a gas station parking lot in South Minneapolis, about a mile from the intersection where Floyd died, facing off in below-freezing temperatures with police officers clad in riot gear, some clutching batons and cans of pepper spray.

Idaho Officer Stabbed in Face During Traffic Stop, Suspect Killed

During the stop, one officer got in a fight with the passenger of the vehicle and was stabbed in the face by the man, according to Nampa Chief of Police Joe Huff.

LAPD Must Get Verbal Consent on Video to Search Vehicles at Traffic Stops

Under the new policy, which the commission unanimously approved, officers can still conduct so-called “consent searches,” but only after securing proof of that consent — either by capturing the person giving their consent on body-worn video or by getting the person to sign off on a written consent form.

Iowa Officer Working Traffic Stop Seriously Injured in Crash

West Des Moines Police Officer Jon Kaufman was waiting for a tow truck as part of a traffic stop near Westown Parkway on Interstate 35 just after midnight Sunday when another vehicle driven by John Schwartz, 61, of Kellogg, crashed into his patrol car.

Part-Time Louisiana Officer Dies from Gunshot Wounds Suffered Last Month

Officer Marshall Waters, 49, was shot shortly after 1 p.m. Oct. 17 during a traffic stop in Richland Parish.

Texas Traffic Stop Leads to Seizure of 30 Pounds of Generic Xanax

An officer with the Fulshear City Police Department stopped the vehicle for a minor traffic violation. Upon investigation, the officer discovered a haul of 30 pounds of illegal alprazolam (the generic form of Xanax) with an estimated street value of up to $645,000.

SC Deputy Killed in Traffic Stop Incident

Sheriff Hobart Lewis said in a press conference that Master Deputy Conley Jumper, 52, effected a traffic stop around 3 pm Tuesday. During that stop, at least one of the occupants of the vehicle reportedly started fighting with Jumper.

Michigan Police Shoot, Wound Armed Man at Traffic Stop

Police officers with the Battle Creek (MI) Police Department were forced to open fire on a passenger of a vehicle at a traffic stop who displayed at least one firearm in a threatening manner.

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Louisiana Officer Shot, Wounded During Traffic Stop

Officer Marshall Waters with the Mangham Police Department was transported to a nearby hospital where he is now listed in critical but stable condition.