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Colorado Officer Wounded in Gunfight at Traffic Stop

An officer with the Colorado Springs Police Department is recovering after being shot during a gunfight at a traffic stop over the weekend.

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Florida Deputy Pinned Between Vehicles, Critically Injured

A West Palm Beach man is accused of backing a maroon Dodge pickup truck into an undercover deputy and critically injuring him while trying to escape arrest.

South Carolina Officer Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop

Jackson Ryan Winkeler attempted to make a traffic stop on the property of the Florence Regional Airport when the subject—identified by authorities as 37-year-old James Edward Bell—reportedly opened fire, striking the officer.

Louisiana Officer Shot at Traffic Stop Expected to be Okay

An officer with the Grand Coteau (LA) Police Department was treated for minor injuries after coming under gunfire during a traffic stop on Wednesday night.

Texas Agency Identifies Deputy Slain at Tuesday Traffic Stop

“Preliminary information indicates the deputy stopped a Chevrolet Tahoe on the northbound side of FM-10 when the driver suddenly exited the vehicle and fired a [semi-automatic rifle] numerous times at the deputy,” says a statement from Sheriff Kevin Lake.

Texas Deputy Shot and Killed at Traffic Stop

Panola County Chief Deputy John Depresca said the deputy was shot six times with a semiautomatic rifle while he was conducting a traffic stop on FM 10 at about 2 a.m. Tuesday.

Former WV Trooper Acquitted of Federal Charges in Use of Force Case

A federal judge has acquitted a former West Virginia State Police trooper in a case alleging excessive force.

Officer Safety: Preventing Murders on Traffic Stops

On any call, always remember that you don’t know who the subjects are, and that’s dangerous.

Massachusetts Trooper Slashed with Blade at Traffic Stop

A Massachusetts State Police trooper is being treated for slash wounds after being attacked with an edged weapon during a traffic stop Thursday.

Texas Sergeant Struck, Killed by Fleeing Suspect's Vehicle

Sgt. Kaila Sullivan of the Nassau Bay (TX) Police Department died after being struck during a traffic stop around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. A man wanted on a warrant related to a domestic violence case reportedly hit Sullivan as he drove away.