Decision Making

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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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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Suspect Hides and Shoots at Officers Responding to Assault

 
I was dispatched for a suspect reportedly assaulting his neighbor in the driveway of a vacant house. This suspect was known by the department due to many past alcohol and domestic violence related incidents. I had personally arrested this suspect twice on prior cases.

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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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Deputy’s Vehicle Hit by Train while Responding to Infant in Distress

 
Two deputies in separate patrol SUVs were running code to an EMS call for an infant having difficulty breathing. On the way to the call, both of the deputies were stopped by a slow-moving freight train crossing the tracks in front of them.

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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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