Armed Subjects

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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Tasered Suspect Shoots and Kills Officer During Felony Warrant Service

 
Two officers observed a male felony warrant suspect walking along a downtown street in the nighttime hours. The suspect had a lengthy criminal history, which included prior assaults on police officers. As the officers attempted to effect the arrest, the suspect refused to comply with the officers’ commands to show his hands.

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Subject Pulls Gun During Warrant Service in Motel Parking Lot

 
During an attempt to serve an arrest warrant at a residential motel, two plain-clothes officers attempted contact of the person named in the warrant at a motel room. The officers were walking through the motel parking lot when a car containing two men drove by them and parked. The passenger fit the description of the person named in the warrant. Both officers approached the passenger side of the car as it was parking.

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Unsafe Arrest Tactics after Noise Complaint

 
In the nighttime hours, an officer was dispatched to a house for a complaint of loud music. (This particular house, known to be a stripper’s house, had a history of noise complaints). When the officer knocks on the door of the house, a repeat offender opens the door and begins cussing at the officer.

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Transfer of Unsearched Suspect between Agencies Leads to Suspect’s Suicide

 
A suspect was arrested after a foot chase and shooting a Deputy. He was arrested by a different agency and handed off to the investigating agency. During the transfer, officers on the scene failed to notify officers from the investigating agency that the suspect had not been properly searched.

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Drug Task Force Raid Encounters Armed Subject Under Blanket

 
Drug Task Force detectives were in a stack outside a residence, ready to ram the door and enter the premises. I was first in the stack with the ram. As I passed by the window next to the door, I looked in the front window and saw a person on the sofa. As I hit the door and got out of the way for the team to enter, I simultaneously yelled there was a person on the sofa.

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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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