LEO Near Misses


Click Read more at the bottom of an article's teaser, to display the full article.

Main page content

Almost Introduced Myself to a Moving Van

2 weeks 4 days ago
I was working a crash at a particularly busy intersection with high speed traffic. I had been working a graveyard shift, and on my way to finish my shift an injury accident occurred. I was closest to the crash, so I responded. The accident was routine, e.g. fire personnel blocking half the intersection and traffic trying to turn any which way they pleased.
Brett Cowell

Fighting Over a Gun with a Sovereign Citizen

1 month 2 weeks ago
As a young officer out on patrol looking for DUIs, I observed a gold sedan driving slowly up the street to one of our local bars. The speed on the roadway is 25 mph; however, this driver was traveling less than five mph, which was odd.
Brett Cowell

Heavy Metal Could Save Your Life

1 month 2 weeks ago
During the early morning hours, three officers responded to a roadway incident in the number one lane of a large, poorly-lighted highway. In order to guide traffic around the scene, flares were placed along the roadway – but flares only work if motorists are paying attention!
Brett Cowell

Detective Disarmed in Interview with Murder Suspect

3 months 2 weeks ago
During a homicide investigation, two detectives were conducting an interview with a homicide suspect who was in custody and placed in an interview room with only his right hand handcuffed. The suspect became extremely emotional and agitated, to the point he climbed on top of his chair and over a table while stating "I can't go back," "Let me go."
Brett Cowell
2 hours 14 minutes ago
Lessons learned become lessons applied
Subscribe to LEO Near Misses feed
Aggregator Taxonomy