Armed Subjects

Prepare for the Unexpected

 
I’m a short female officer working midnights in a high crime area. I’m pretty proactive and I make a lot of traffic stops searching for narcotics, gang activity, and firearms. I stopped a truck thinking it might be stolen.

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“Routine” Business Check

 
I was checking businesses in a strip mall, after one of the businesses had reported being burglarized three times in the previous two months. I found the back door to that business unlocked, and I set off the alarm when I opened the door.

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Loaded TEC-9 Found Underneath Driver’s Seat of Patrol Car

 
A patrol supervisor left his patrol car at the department’s car wash station for a trustee to clean the inside and outside of the car. After washing the outside of the car, the trustee flagged another officer down and excitedly stated that he had found a gun under the driver’s seat.

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Officers Nearly Ambushed in Construction Site

 
Another patrol officer got a call for a suspicious vehicle in a construction site at the beginning of our midnight shift. Staff at a restaurant connected to the site thought it was odd that the vehicle was there so late, as there was no construction going on. As my co-worker started heading to this call in his zone, I decided it sounded suspicious enough that I would respond with him.

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Suspicious Persons in DMV Parking Lot

 
I was in the parking lot of the local DMV office in the afternoon. I typically patrolled the lot as I came or went from the office due to concern of illegal activities in the lot, such as selling fraudulent identification to get a real driver’s license. I was flagged down by an employee, who said she thought two individuals in a parked car were trying to sell stolen merchandise.

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Officers Nearly Run Over as Suspect Attempts to Flee

 
An anonymous person called 911 to report a man using drugs in a car parked in the parking lot of an apartment complex. The complex was in a high crime neighborhood known for heroin and meth use.

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Hidden Firearm Found in Holding Cell

 
I was on a special street crimes unit, and one of my supervisors made a traffic stop. The driver was let go with a warning, but the passenger had an active warrant for missing a court hearing. I was the new guy and had to transport.

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Prisoner Escapes Patrol Vehicle and Attempts to Ambush Pursuing Officers

 
My partner and I stopped a possible DUI driver for a red-light violation. There was a male driver and a female passenger. My partner performed a DUI investigation, which seemed to be routine.

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Officer Shot Responding to Subject Who Was Reportedly Unarmed and Nonviolent

 
At approximately 1630, a woman called 911 out of concern for her son, whom she felt was emotionally disturbed. The mother stated that her son was not armed or violent. Two officers arrived at the scene and made contact with the mother.

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Trooper Fired Upon Following K-9 Track

 
In the early morning hours, state troopers responded to assist local police in locating a vehicle wanted in connection with a hit-and-run crash minutes earlier on [a major interstate]. Troopers found the suspect vehicle abandoned at a car dealership and deployed a K-9 to track the suspect.

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