Complacency

Accidental Discharge during Weapon Light Manipulation

 
During the early morning hours, a veteran officer experienced an accidental discharge of a Glock 35 handgun. The incident occurred while the officer was conducting a function test of his weapon-mounted light.

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Staggering Drunk Conceals Firearm

 
I stopped and arrested a staggering drunk in a parking lot. As I searched him, he leaned up against and partly over the hood of my car. He also kept squirming, so I had a hard time with the search, especially around the crotch. I thought, “Whatever.”

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Always Clear the House

 
An officer was dispatched to a break-in that had already occurred. Upon arrival, the officer spoke with the complainant and homeowner and asked if the homeowner had already cleared the house. The homeowner said yes.

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Routine Shoplifting Arrest Goes Sideways

 
I showed up for my “routine” off-duty security shift at a major hardware store. I say routine because I had done this type of shift several times before, but we all know what happens when we let things become just routine.

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Police Vehicles Collide at Intersection while Responding to Armed Subject

 
Officers were responding code to assist other officers with an armed subject. Two police vehicles entered a controlled intersection at a high rate of speed, one against the red traffic signal.

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Searched Suspect Gives Officer Big Switchblade Knife

 
I was coming onto shift and was told to transport a person with a warrant to the local county jail. I was getting all of the paperwork together when the arrestee began yelling at me. He was only yelling to get my attention.

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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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Prisoner Slips Handcuffs and Escapes Patrol Vehicle

 
On an early October morning, a young male subject was taken into custody for a felony warrant (probation violation) and a misdemeanor warrant. At the time of arrest, the subject was handcuffed behind his back with palms facing outwards, and the cuffs were checked for tightness.

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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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