Concealed Weapons

Driver Pulls Concealed Handgun as Officers Attempt Arrest

 
A patrol officer conducted a nighttime traffic stop on a driver operating a motorized scooter. The officer knew the driver from previous encounters, and he knew the driver had a suspended license for a prior DWI. The officer contacted the driver and explained to him again that his license had been suspended and he cannot be operating any motor vehicle on the roadway.

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Officer Nearly Shot in the Head during Misdemeanor Arrest

 
During the nighttime hours, an officer approached a male subject that appeared to be sleeping in the driver’s seat of a parked vehicle, with its engine running, in front of an apartment complex. The officer asked the subject why he was out in the vehicle, and the subject stated that he had just left a nearby residence after visiting family. The officer then stated that he smelled marijuana in the vehicle and asked the subject if he still had marijuana in the car.

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Murder Suspect Planned to Shoot Officer during Stop in Hotel Parking Lot

 
A patrol officer observed a male driver and a female passenger sitting in a black SUV parked at a local hotel. The officer parked his vehicle near the subjects and approached the driver’s door, perpendicular to the subjects’ vehicle. As the officer approached, the female subject exited the SUV and the officer asked what the subjects were doing.

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Teen Pulls Gun as Officers Attempt to Go Hands On

 
Patrol officers were investigating a male subject matching the description of an individual wanted for truancy. The subject was sitting in the back of a car parked on the side of the road in a residential area. The windows of the vehicle were down, so Officer #1 approached the rear driver side door and asked the subject for his name.

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Minor Traffic Violation Ends in Shots Fired at Officers

 
An officer conducted a nighttime traffic stop on a vehicle for a minor traffic violation. While talking with the driver, the officer noticed the smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

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Officer Investigates Suspicious Teens with Possible Weapon

 
Our patrol officer was on routine patrol on New Years Day and observed several young males walking across a parking lot at a local mall. One of the subjects displayed what the officer thought to be a weapon, but the subjects did not see the officer. The officer drove his vehicle to approach the subjects and activated his in-car camera.

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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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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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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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