Situational Awareness

Inmate Surprises and Assaults Corrections Deputies

 
On 3/15/17 at around 0100, [an inmate] was out on his recreational time in [housing unit A]. When [Deputy 1] was just completing a module check, [the inmate] ambushed him by suddenly punching him in the face, knocking [Deputy 1] down. The inmate continued the vicious assault, then disengaged.

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Nearly Hit by Car while Attempting to Assist Deputy

 
I was close by to an assault call, in which two males were fighting and one appeared unconscious. Second broadcast reported 1 male down on the pavement and the other walking away. I drove to the injured male to render aid. We are a large agency, and fights and disturbances are very common calls.

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Armed Subject Hides from Officers during Foot Pursuit

 
Two armed suspects robbed an individual and stole the victim’s vehicle. A patrol officer located the vehicle being driven on a city roadway and attempted to conduct a traffic stop. The driver refused to stop, and a vehicle pursuit ensued.

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Van Nearly Strikes Officer during Nighttime Traffic Stop

 
I conducted a traffic stop for a suspected DUI. As I was interacting with and evaluating the driver early in the contact (and with the driver still in the car), I heard a vehicle approaching from behind.

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Officer Shot Responding to Traffic Accident

 
Officer responded to a call of a traffic accident at 0951. Upon arrival, the officer observed a man and a woman attempting to leave the scene of the crash on foot. As the officer approached the couple, the man turned and fired at the officer, fatally striking him in the head.

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Technology and K-9 Save Deputy During Ambush Attack

 
A K-9 deputy observed a suspicious vehicle parked at a rest stop. The vehicle’s lights were turned off, and one person was sitting in the driver’s seat. As the deputy approached the vehicle, two individuals came out of the nearby woods and approached the deputy.

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Gunman Ambushes Officer at Intersection

 
An officer was sitting in his patrol vehicle at an intersection in the nighttime hours when a gunman approached the driver side window and opened fire on the officer.

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Deputy Constable Ambushed and Shot Following Traffic Stop

 
A deputy constable conducted a nighttime traffic stop for an observed traffic violation. During the stop, the deputy requested a back-up deputy to assist. At the conclusion of the traffic stop, both deputies went back to the first patrol vehicle and began talking. As the deputies were talking, gun shots were fired, hitting one of the deputies multiple times.

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