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Almost Shot Myself

Working on a narcotics team with the organized crime division, we got a call about a load of dope being delivered. We had a location, vehicle and suspect description, the approximate time of delivery, and enough cops to handle the call.

Check and Double Check

A call for service was received about a domestic disturbance with allegations that the known suspect had pointed a gun at the caller during a verbal altercation. The caller then fled to a nearby gas station and contacted police.

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.

Missing Information Leads to Identifying Wrong Person as Threat

I was out on patrol with my K-9 partner when I was dispatched to a burglary in progress. The dispatcher noted that the reporting party was the next-door neighbor who was watching the house. Upon arrival, I entered the house with my K-9 through the front door that was ajar.

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.

Searched Suspect Gives Officer Big Switchblade Knife

I was coming onto shift and was told to transport a person with a warrant to the local county jail. I was getting all of the paperwork together when the arrestee began yelling at me. He was only yelling to get my attention.

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.

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.

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.

Handgun Missed on Multiple Patdowns

An officer [with a local police department] conducted a traffic stop for a minor traffic violation. There were two occupants in the vehicle. Upon contact, the officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and was immediately backed up by a state trooper.