Traffic Stop/Traffic Violation

Suspended Driver Shoots Officer During Traffic Stop

 
This incident occurred in May 1995 at 0230 in the morning. I received a radio call about a person at a [diner] who refused to pay their bill. Initial contact with the subject suggested he was very timid, and the manager just wanted him to be put out.

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Patrol Officer Dodges Bullet During Traffic Stop

 
A patrol officer pulled over a vehicle in a routine traffic stop. As soon as the officer reached the driver side window, the driver pulled a gun and fired at the officer.

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Collision during Misdemeanor Pursuit in Icy Conditions

 
Patrol officer was pursuing a vehicle to apprehend the driver, who was wanted for a misdemeanor warrant. The weather conditions were poor and the street surface was covered by snow and ice. The suspect vehicle crossed a major intersection with the officer close behind.

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Missed Gun on Seat during Routine Traffic Stop

 
Routine traffic stop—I asked the driver for his license, registration, and insurance and returned to my patrol car. Upon running the driver’s license, dispatch advised me of warrants for the subject. I requested backup and waited for another officer to arrive.

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Officer’s Car Struck during U-turn on Interstate to Catch Speeder

 
I was conducting traffic enforcement on a busy two lane State Highway during rush hour traffic. While traveling eastbound and operating my radar, a vehicle, traveling westbound, was clocked speeding 70+ MPH in a posted 55 MPH zone. I activated my emergency lights to try to notify all traffic around me that I was slowing.

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