Decision Making

Seat Belt and Vest Save Officer in Crash while Responding to Burglary in Progress

 
An officer was working solo overnight patrol when he was dispatched for a burglary in progress. As the officer was responding at a high rate of speed to the call, he lost control of his patrol vehicle and went off the right side of the roadway.

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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 Collides with Motorist while Pursuing Armed Robbery Suspects

 
Patrol officers spotted a car matching the description of a vehicle used in two earlier armed robberies in a nearby jurisdiction. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle, but the suspects fled. The two officers pursued the vehicle, with speeds reaching 90mph on city roads.

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Crazed Driver Tries to Run Over Cops during Traffic Stop

 
Patrol officers initiated a traffic stop on a minivan that was driving in a bike lane. The officers contacted the driver and suspected the driver was under the influence of drugs.

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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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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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Prisoner Steals Patrol SUV and Rams Deputy

 
Two deputies were investigating reports of a stolen vehicle at the end of a rural county road. The deputies arrived and found two cars parked at the end of the road, one of which was reported stolen, with a male and a female subject standing between the cars.

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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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Arrestee Fights for Control of Officer’s Firearm

 
I was working a commercial sex investigation, and I stopped a female impersonator. This person was very large, and I was trying to make a plan for how to tell him he was under arrest and gain compliance immediately.

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