Decision Making

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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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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