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Old 11-06-2011, 18:08   #1
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A crazy pursuit! Tucson PD is chased by AZDPS.

A seventy mile pursuit at speeds up to 120 mph.

Interstate 10 is a mess on the weekends and I am shocked that no motorists were hurt/killed.

http://azstarnet.com/news/local/crim...cc4c002e0.html
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Old 11-06-2011, 18:18   #2
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For video junkies:

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/region...icers-on-chase
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Old 11-06-2011, 18:24   #3
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Dear Chief,

Imagine my suprise, when on routine patrol...
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Old 11-06-2011, 18:25   #4
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He had no major injuries, either from the shot fired by Sgt. Robinson or his other confrontation with officers.
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Old 11-06-2011, 18:31   #5
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Dear Chief,

Imagine my suprise, when on routine patrol...

Even I never thad the guts to start a memo to command staff with that line.
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Old 11-06-2011, 19:02   #6
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Dear Chief,

Imagine my suprise, when on routine patrol...
Dear Chief,

Stuff happens, even when we are trying our level best to do a difficult job.
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Old 11-06-2011, 20:01   #7
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for a moment I thought of another cop on cop chase,
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Old 11-06-2011, 20:20   #8
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for a moment I thought of another cop on cop chase,
That Tucson Sergeant is going to running from the Chief for losing his car to the badguy!
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Old 11-06-2011, 21:12   #9
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That is why I always take the time to shut and lock the doors on my patrol car. It takes a few extra seconds but I would rather call a perimeter and get the guy with a K9 than to have him steal my car, my rifle and my dignity.
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Old 11-06-2011, 23:53   #10
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That Tucson Sergeant is going to running from the Chief for losing his car to the badguy!
He'll make captain a lot quicker with that kind of tactical thinking.
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Old 11-07-2011, 07:06   #11
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That Tucson Sergeant is going to running from the Chief for losing his car to the badguy!
I'm sure nobody in the department will ever mention that he got his car stolen...
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:58   #12
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That suspect will be a legend in the county jail...

...right up until he is sentenced.

Could happen to any of us. I know I don't always remember to pull my keys when I step out of the car for a few seconds (not to mention when adrenaline is pumping on a hot call like this foot pursuit), and it doesn't take much longer than that for a BG to take advantage if he really wants to.
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:54   #13
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All police cars should have some kind of intelligent RKE.
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Old 11-07-2011, 13:01   #14
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure some of our highway patrol cars are equipped with a kill switch that needs to be disengaged in order to put the car in drive.
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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I'm pretty sure some of our highway patrol cars are equipped with a kill switch that needs to be disengaged in order to put the car in drive.
Many patrols cars are so equipped, but the operator still has to activate the ignition override and remove the key first. Many times that's not done (key is left in the ignition like any other car) if the officer is just hopping out of the car for a few seconds, or forgets amidst an adrenaline rush as mentioned.
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