Communications

Missing Information Leads to Identifying Wrong Person as Threat

 
I was out on patrol with my K-9 partner when I was dispatched to a burglary in progress. The dispatcher noted that the reporting party was the next-door neighbor who was watching the house. Upon arrival, I entered the house with my K-9 through the front door that was ajar.

READ FULL REPORT



Officer Rescue During Critical Incident

 
At approximately 1500 hours, two officers were shot during the attempted service of a protection order at a local residence. An investigation leading up to the incident revealed a misdemeanor domestic violence incident occurred between a male and female the day prior, and the female obtained and order of protection which needed to be served.

READ FULL REPORT



Psychiatric Patient Attempts to Disarm Police Officer in ER

 
Officers were with a psychiatric patient at the ER for an evaluation. The patient was not under arrest but was subject to a psychiatric hold. When the patient was informed that he was being admitted to a psychiatric care facility, he became combative with officers on scene.

READ FULL REPORT



Officers Surprised by Suspect during Shots Fired Call

 
Officers received a call for shots fired in the area. They responded to a house for a disturbance involving the individual who fired the shots. Officers were checking the yard while another officer went to the front door to meet the complainant. One officer observed the suspect in the corner of the back yard.

READ FULL REPORT



Foot Pursuit and Fight with Wanted Felon

 
A deputy observed a male sleeping in a truck parked at a Transit Park and Ride lot. The deputy recognized the male as a felony warrant suspect and requested a second unit to come to his location. The deputy did not wait for backup, however, and opened the driver’s side door of the truck to take the male into custody.

READ FULL REPORT



Accidental Discharge of Firearm during Foot Pursuit of Burglary Suspect

 
Officers responded to a male subject reportedly involved in a series of burglaries. When officers confronted the subject, who was carrying a 50 inch flat screen TV in his hands, the subject threw the TV at officers and fled on foot.

READ FULL REPORT



Swatting Incident at University

 
A male subject called 911 and said that his “roommate” had a gun and was headed to a named school campus and planned on shooting people. The caller added that his “roommate” was dressed in black. University, city, state and federal law enforcement agencies responded.

READ FULL REPORT



Potential Friendly Fire Incident Following Mall Shooting

 
Patrol officers were dispatched to the complaint of a shooting at the mall. Initial reports indicated two people were shot, possibly a third. Officers responding to the scene were told via dispatch that multiple subjects with weapons were fleeing on foot in the area.

READ FULL REPORT



Active Shooter Hoax at University

 
Communications received a text report of an active shooter occurring at (Major University) main group building. Incident Command made the decision to enter the building to search for the shooter. Responding officers from the local police department and the university police department formed into teams to begin the search. After a 2.5 hour search of multiple buildings with multiple teams, no shooter was found. The incident was determined to be a hoax.

READ FULL REPORT



Crossfire Situation During Officer Involved Shooting

 
Officers responded to a robbery in progress at a drug store. When the officers entered the building, they observed the store staff hiding behind the counters. The officers began to surround the store and establish a perimeter. As the officers in the store approached the rear of the store, the two armed offenders exited through a drive through window.

READ FULL REPORT