The Attitude of the 62-Year-Old Lady Who Hit My Car!

I was backing up an officer on a traffic stop. He had completed the stop and released the violator, but we were still roadside with our rear flashers activated discussing another matter. We were outside of the kill zone, several feet to the right of the cars when a van drove by.

Almost Introduced Myself to a Moving Van

I was working a crash at a particularly busy intersection with high speed traffic. I had been working a graveyard shift, and on my way to finish my shift an injury accident occurred. I was closest to the crash, so I responded. The accident was routine, e.g. fire personnel blocking half the intersection and traffic trying to turn any which way they pleased.

Wait for Backup! Officer Fights for Life with Intoxicated Subject

I arrived before the other officer and went to speak with the victims. While speaking with the victims, the suspect exited his apartment. The suspect was much larger than I was and was extremely intoxicated. I tried to speak with the suspect, but he suddenly attacked me.

Fighting Over a Gun with a Sovereign Citizen

As a young officer out on patrol looking for DUIs, I observed a gold sedan driving slowly up the street to one of our local bars. The speed on the roadway is 25 mph; however, this driver was traveling less than five mph, which was odd.

Heavy Metal Could Save Your Life

During the early morning hours, three officers responded to a roadway incident in the number one lane of a large, poorly-lighted highway. In order to guide traffic around the scene, flares were placed along the roadway – but flares only work if motorists are paying attention!

Detective Disarmed in Interview with Murder Suspect

During a homicide investigation, two detectives were conducting an interview with a homicide suspect who was in custody and placed in an interview room with only his right hand handcuffed. The suspect became extremely emotional and agitated, to the point he climbed on top of his chair and over a table while stating “I can’t go back,” “Let me go.”

Lucky, but Safe Would Be Better!

I was dispatched to an in-progress vehicle burglary that the reporting party was observing real time on his Ring camera. He provided a good description of the suspect, and the incident was in a neighborhood with two vehicle access points.

Quick, Decisive Actions Can Keep Officers Safe

At approximately 2030 hours, I arrived at a call for a report that a male was out of control at a residence, breaking and throwing items. I have had prior contact with the male and know he is diagnosed with schizophrenia. He often thinks people are breaking into the house, and he is very unpredictable.

Not a Real Search and Rescue

I was working countywide the night of the incident, meaning I was working alone and covering the entire county. I received a call for service for a subject lost in the woods, who was unable to move due to being too weak. The male subject had called using his cell phone and gave a general location.

Almost Shot Myself

Working on a narcotics team with the organized crime division, we got a call about a load of dope being delivered. We had a location, vehicle and suspect description, the approximate time of delivery, and enough cops to handle the call.