Decision Making

Suspect Opens Fire on Officers Serving Arrest Warrant

 
Police received an anonymous tip that a suspect wanted for attempted murder (he allegedly shot a female) was inside of a motel-style apartment. Officers from two agencies met and formed a perimeter around the apartment, which was located on the ground floor. Officers contacted a female subject sitting outside of the apartment and asked her if the suspect was inside.

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Don’t Fixate on Addressing a Traffic Violation

 
I’m a motor officer with over 10 years of experience in motors. One day at the end of my shift, I was riding home after sundown, and I noticed a vehicle traveling without its headlights activated. The vehicle was ahead of me and one lane to my left.

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Take Full Advantage of Time before Going Hands-On

 
My partner and I were dispatched for a domestic complaint where a husband had physically assaulted his wife. My partner and I had been working a two-person car for about two years. We arrived on scene and met the wife outside of their apartment. She said her husband was inside, had been drinking, and had physically assaulted her.

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Warm Breaths on a Frozen Night

 
The night was chilly, maybe high 20s. I had been on shift for about three hours at the time of the incident. My eight-officer patrol team was manned by newer officers with a high drive. Officer safety was more of an idea we knew existed somewhere else.

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Suspicious Person Shoots at Deputy during Field Interview

 
At approximately 2245, a sheriff’s deputy was on patrol in a rural section of the county when she noticed a car pulled to the side of the road with a single occupant in the driver’s seat. With a recent influx of stolen cars and alarm calls in the area, the deputy wanted to check on the driver to make sure the driver wasn’t a wanted individual or a stranded motorist needing help.

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Pre-Planned Ambush Foiled at Fair

 
I was working at the county fair when I was flagged down by a concerned citizen. She stated there was an intoxicated male sitting on the back of my patrol unit and gave me a description. I went into the parking area and saw a white male sitting on my patrol unit.

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Car Drag Near Miss

 
I observed a suspicious vehicle driving slowly through several alleys. I followed the vehicle briefly and obtained PC for a traffic stop. I approached and spoke with a single white male driver. He gave me his DL and insurance. He seemed extremely nervous.

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Shootout with Kidnapping Suspect

 
At 0445, one of my patrol officers was on patrol in a supermarket parking lot and noticed a vehicle backed up near one of the doors with a subject inside the vehicle screaming and acting very agitated. The officer called it into dispatch, and I responded to the call.

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Handcuffed Subject Jumps into Lake

 
I was dispatched to a call regarding a subject who was acting strange. The caller stated the subject was standing in his backyard and the subject’s dog was on the caller’s boat. The caller’s residence backed up to a lake. The caller stated the subject approached the caller’s rear sliding door and said someone was chasing him.

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Drunk Subject Pulls Revolver in Back Seat of Squad Car

 
Transit police officers responded to a call for a male subject reportedly harassing a woman at a downtown bus stop. Officers contacted the subject and noted he was obviously drunk. The officers conducted a pat-down of the subject and found an open bottle of liquor on his person.

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