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  • Automobile Accident: 21 Deaths this year, WHY ?

    Why all of the deaths due to this? If this is on of the things we can change I think this would be it, We need to keep an eye out for you guys, move over if you are stopped , slow down when you see red lights a siren, As a firefighter I know people do not pay ant attention to this what so ever !!!!

    Please watch out for your PD.

    Stay safe guys


    Total Line of Duty Deaths: 59
    Accidental: 1
    Aircraft accident: 1
    Automobile accident: 21
    Boating accident: 1
    Exposure to toxins: 1
    Gunfire: 22
    Gunfire (Accidental): 2
    Heart attack: 2
    Struck by vehicle: 2
    Vehicle pursuit: 2
    Vehicular assault: 4
    We remember the officers who we never really knew,
    Persons strong enough to answer the challenge are few,
    With heavy hearts we mourn the officers in eternal rest,
    There's more to these people than the badge on their chest.

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    Problem is, a lot of guys here will tell yuou they are "too busy" or "Don't work traffic" because it's a waste of time, or low on their priority list.

    Of course I have argued the opposite. You have posted excellent motivation for some to change their thinking.

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    • #3
      I just think we can prevent it, Another officer gets to go home at night, that is all that counts
      We remember the officers who we never really knew,
      Persons strong enough to answer the challenge are few,
      With heavy hearts we mourn the officers in eternal rest,
      There's more to these people than the badge on their chest.

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      • #4
        Deaths due to motor vehicle crashes are, unfortunately, high on the list of causes of in the line of duty deaths for officers each year. Many times, deaths due to crashes even exceed deaths from violent assault.

        As patrol officer, we spend ALOT of time on the road. The patrol car is our office. The combination of time spent each shift behind the wheel (in all kinds of weather conditions and times of day), emergency response, and controllable factors like officers not wearing safety belts makes one of our most frequent tasks...driving...into one of the most deadly.
        "He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you."
        -Friedrich Nietzsche

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        • #5
          A great many States have an exemption for LEO who are on duty to operate a motor vehicle without wearing a seat belt. That is one cause of LE fatalities in traffic collisions. Every agency needs to instill a mandatory wearing of the seatbelt while on patrol.

          I know every excuse for not wearing one, but they have been proven to be just that - EXCUSES. They do not impede one's exit from a unit and do not hang up when exiting.

          Additionally, many deaths are attributable to improper approaches or traffic control. Some of those may be overcome; but, until the DUI/DWI/OWI is removed from the highway, those accidents will occur.

          As an aside, the CHP stopped, for a time in the 1960s, using the rear flashing, warning lights on the freeways and reduced impeded and sleepy driver, rearend accidents by a good amount. Seems there is an anomoly called the "MOTH EFFECT" when warning lights are flashing. The impeded driver hones in on the lights and drives right at them.
          Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence!

          [George Washington (1732 - 1799)]

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