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Juvenile Nearly Strikes Officer on Roadway

5 days ago
[idz_spacer height="3" color="#d4a017"]I conducted a late night traffic stop with a fully marked cruiser (front/rear blues illuminated) and a green high-visibility jacket. [idz_button color="gold" size="small" link="https://www.leonearmiss.org/juvenile-nearly-strikes-officer-on-roadway/" target="_self" class="" type="square"]READ FULL REPORT[/idz_button]
Brett Cowell

Suspicious Person Shoots at Deputy during Field Interview

5 days ago
[idz_spacer height="3" color="#d4a017"]At approximately 2245, a sheriff's deputy was on patrol in a rural section of the county when she noticed a car pulled to the side of the road with a single occupant in the driver's seat. With a recent influx of stolen cars and alarm calls in the area, the deputy wanted to check on the driver to make sure the driver wasn't a wanted individual or a stranded motorist needing help. [idz_button color="gold" size="small" link="https://www.leonearmiss.org/suspicious-person-shoots-at-deputy-during-field-interview/" target="_self" class="" type="square"]READ FULL REPORT[/idz_button]
Brett Cowell

The Case of the Diaper Guns

3 weeks 6 days ago
[idz_spacer height="3" color="#d4a017"]While on midnight shift patrol with my regular partner, I conducted a traffic stop in an urban area on a vehicle driving w/out headlights at night. As soon as I walked up to the vehicle, I noticed about 1/2 an ounce of marijuana in plain view on the dashboard, which was seized. [idz_button color="gold" size="small" link="https://www.leonearmiss.org/the-case-of-the-diaper-guns/" target="_self" class="" type="square"]READ FULL REPORT[/idz_button]
Brett Cowell

Pre-Planned Ambush Foiled at Fair

3 weeks 6 days ago
[idz_spacer height="3" color="#d4a017"]I was working at the county fair when I was flagged down by a concerned citizen. She stated there was an intoxicated male sitting on the back of my patrol unit and gave me a description. I went into the parking area and saw a white male sitting on my patrol unit. [idz_button color="gold" size="small" link="https://www.leonearmiss.org/pre-planned-ambush-foiled-at-fair/" target="_self" class="" type="square"]READ FULL REPORT[/idz_button]
Brett Cowell

Suspect Reaches for Weapon as Officers Go Hands On

2 months 4 weeks ago
[idz_spacer height="3" color="#d4a017"]An off-duty officer working security at a housing complex spotted a disorderly suspect who was wanted for threatening residents with a handgun, as well as an outstanding bench warrant. Upon seeing the officer, the suspect immediately fled on foot. [idz_button color="gold" size="small" link="https://www.leonearmiss.org/suspect-reaches-for-weapon-as-officers-go-hands-on/" target="_self" class="" type="square"]READ FULL REPORT[/idz_button]
Brett Cowell

Car Drag Near Miss

2 months 4 weeks ago
[idz_spacer height="3" color="#d4a017"]I observed a suspicious vehicle driving slowly through several alleys. I followed the vehicle briefly and obtained PC for a traffic stop. I approached and spoke with a single white male driver. He gave me his DL and insurance. He seemed extremely nervous. [idz_button color="gold" size="small" link="https://www.leonearmiss.org/car-drag-near-miss/" target="_self" class="" type="square"]READ FULL REPORT[/idz_button]
Brett Cowell

Shootout with Kidnapping Suspect

2 months 4 weeks ago
[idz_spacer height="3" color="#d4a017"]At 0445, one of my patrol officers was on patrol in a supermarket parking lot and noticed a vehicle backed up near one of the doors with a subject inside the vehicle screaming and acting very agitated. The officer called it into dispatch, and I responded to the call. [idz_button color="gold" size="small" link="https://www.leonearmiss.org/shootout-with-kidnapping-suspect/" target="_self" class="" type="square"]READ FULL REPORT[/idz_button]
Brett Cowell

Never Assume the Scene is Secure, Even if You’re the 5th Officer on Scene

3 months ago
[idz_spacer height="3" color="#d4a017"]Two of my partners were riding two-man one night and stopped a car for a brake light violation. When they walked up to the car, they smelled the odor of marijuana and had the occupants exit the vehicle while they performed a search. The officers keyed up on the radio saying they had 5 detained. [idz_button color="gold" size="small" link="https://www.leonearmiss.org/never-assume-the-scene-is-secure-even-if-youre-the-5th-officer-on-scene/" target="_self" class="" type="square"]READ FULL REPORT[/idz_button]
Brett Cowell

Handcuffed Subject Jumps into Lake

3 months 1 week ago
[idz_spacer height="3" color="#d4a017"]I was dispatched to a call regarding a subject who was acting strange. The caller stated the subject was standing in his backyard and the subject’s dog was on the caller's boat. The caller's residence backed up to a lake. The caller stated the subject approached the caller's rear sliding door and said someone was chasing him. [idz_button color="gold" size="small" link="https://www.leonearmiss.org/handcuffed-subject-jumps-into-lake/" target="_self" class="" type="square"]READ FULL REPORT[/idz_button]
Brett Cowell

Drunk Subject Pulls Revolver in Back Seat of Squad Car

3 months 1 week ago
[idz_spacer height="3" color="#d4a017"]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. [idz_button color="gold" size="small" link="https://www.leonearmiss.org/drunk-subject-pulls-revolver-in-back-seat-of-squad-car/" target="_self" class="" type="square"]READ FULL REPORT[/idz_button]
Brett Cowell
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