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Texas Police Officer Survives Horror Crash With An 18 Wheeler Semi Truck

Two Grand Prairie police officers are lucky they weren’t seriously injured in two separate serious accidents in two days.

Video captured by a nearby traffic camera and a police dash camera shows the moment an officer was hit by a semi-truck at the intersection of Texas State Highway 161 and Pioneer Parkway in Grand Prairie on Friday. Police say the truck driver ran a red light.

“A fully loaded 18-wheeler ran the red light going westbound and plowed right into the left side of his Tahoe, spun it almost a complete 360 degrees,” said Sgt. Eric Hansen with the Grand Prairie Police Department Traffic Unit. “Fortunately, he wasn’t hurt, but the vehicle may be totaled.”

Watch on NBCDFW.

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Texas Police Officer Survives Horror Crash With An 18 Wheeler Semi Truck

Grand Prairie Police Department Crash

Two Grand Prairie police officers are lucky they weren’t seriously injured in two separate serious accidents in two days.

Video captured by a nearby traffic camera and a police dash camera shows the moment an officer was hit by a semi-truck at the intersection of Texas State Highway 161 and Pioneer Parkway in Grand Prairie on Friday. Police say the truck driver ran a red light.

“A fully loaded 18-wheeler ran the red light going westbound and plowed right into the left side of his Tahoe, spun it almost a complete 360 degrees,” said Sgt. Eric Hansen with the Grand Prairie Police Department Traffic Unit. “Fortunately, he wasn’t hurt, but the vehicle may be totaled.”

This is harrowing footage to watch as the accident occurs, it is incredibly lucky that the two police officers escaped with their lives, unfortunatley, others are not so lucky and they either suffer injuries or they are killed. It is not known at this moment in time if these Texan police officers will be filing charges against the 18 Wheeler truck driver, but if they do they may want to go through a specialized lawyer first who deals in these specific lawsuits. If there is anyone out there who has had an accident like this but has not contacted any legal counsel to file a lawsuit, they may want to click for more information on how they may be eligible to. If it was not their fault and they obeyed the law then they will be able to make that known in court and get the reparations that they deserve. In this case, no one has died, in other cases, people may not be so lucky.

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Houston Police Union Offers $100k For Information In Death of Officer

The Houston Police Officers Union said Thursday it is offering $100,000 for information in the 2003 shooting death of an HPD officer, keeping a vow the organization made after a man condemned in the killing was set free last week.

Union leaders announced the reward at a news conference. The widow and family of officer Charlie Clark attended. 

“The men and women of HPD are committed to continuing the investigation until the killer of Charlie Clark is behind bars and on death row,” Houston police union President Ray Hunt said in a news release issued on Wednesday. “We regret that his wife has to relive the tragedy.”

Read more in the Houston Chronicle.

Source: www.chron.com

Privately Owned Armored Trucks Raise Eyebrows After Attack on Dallas Police

Jeff Funicello is selling his black 1975 GMC truck on Craigslist. It would be perfect for a thrifty bank. Or a low-budget SWAT team. 

Why does he own it? Mr. Funicello, who runs a mixed martial arts gym called the Spartan Academy, said the question should be: Why not?

“This is America,” he said. “I should be able to have a howitzer or a bazooka if I want one. If I wanted to buy a fire truck, I could.”

Mr. Funicello said he had never been pulled over by the police in the 10 years he owned the truck. “I had current plates,” he said. “My tags were correct. I wasn’t swerving like a drunk. They had no reason to pull me over.”

As Mr. Funicello’s vehicle illustrates — and the attack on the Dallas Police Headquarters last weekend by a man in an armored van that was apparently bought on eBay makes clear — anyone can buy virtually anything online and drive virtually anything on the road. The Ford van in the Dallas attack resembled a vehicle used by the police or money-transporting companies, with gun portholes, armor plating and outer running boards along the sides to stand on.


Read more in The New York Times.

Source: www.nytimes.com

After Shootout, Mayor Vows To Make Dallas Police Headquarters Safer

Dallas officials say it could cost nearly $1,000 per square foot to install bulletproof glass at police headquarters, the scene of a gunman’s brazen weekend attack.

But Mayor Mike Rawlings vowed Monday that money would be no object in providing long-term protection for Dallas officers.

“We’ve got the money to do what’s right,” Rawlings said. “We’ve got to make it safer.”

Dallas police have implemented emergency security measures after James Boulware — who was armed with automatic weapons, bombs and an armored van — fired at least 40 bullets at the department’s South Lamar Street headquarters shortly after midnight Saturday.

Read more in The Dallas Morning News.

Source: www.dallasnews.com

Timeline: How Dallas Police Attack Unfolded

A shooting at the Dallas Police Department headquarters that began early Saturday lead to a lengthy standoff with a lone gunman, who was later shot and killed by a sniper

Here is how the events unfolded on June 13th. All times local .

12:30 a.m: Gunfire is reported outside the Dallas Police Department’s headquarters. Police initially believe multiple suspects are involved, but later say the attack was by a single man.

12:44 a.m.: The lone gunman is chased to a Jack in the Box parking lot in Hutchins, Texas, just south of Dallas where the standoff began. There is another exchange of gunfire between the suspect and police. The suspect refuses to exit the vehicle and a perimeter is established. Police are concerned the suspect has explosives in his van.

Read the rest and watch the reports on USA Today. WFAA, ABC News and Dallas News, Follow Dallas Police Department on Twitter for more updates.

Source: www.usatoday.com

Active Shooter Targets Dallas Police HQ

Shots were fired at Dallas police headquarters early Saturday, the Dallas Police Department said.

A witness told police that the suspects, who opened fire about 12:30 a.m., were in an armored vehicle. Police responded to the incident, the Dallas Police Department tweeted.

“There is currently a standoff with what appears to be an armored vehicle in the Dallas suburb of Hutchins, Texas, around I-20 and I-45,” Major Max Geron said. No one has been injured so far.

Security has been beefed up at Dallas police stations and at Dallas City Hall, he said.

Watch the report on CNN.

Source: edition.cnn.com

Texas ‘Open Carry’ Law Passes After Making Concessions To Law Enforcement

Texas lawmakers approved carrying handguns openly on the streets of the nation’s second most populous state on Friday, sending the bill to the Republican governor, Greg Abbott, who is expected to sign it and reverse a ban dating to the post-civil war era. Gun owners would still have to get a license to carry a handgun in a visible holster.

The House gave final approval on a mostly party-line 102-43 vote. A short time later, the Senate passed it 20-11, also along party lines, with all Republicans supporting it and all Democrats opposing. Both did so after making concessions to law enforcement groups, who had been upset by an original provision in the bill barring police from questioning people carrying guns.

The final bill scrapped that language, meaning police will be able to ask Texans with handguns in plain sight if they have proper licenses to be carrying them.

Read the full story in the Guardian.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Police Chiefs: Open Carry “Handcuffs” The Law Enforcement

Texas police chiefs are urging Gov. Greg Abbott to veto legislation repealing certain handgun restrictions in Texas if lawmakers do not remove a controversial provision the chiefs fear would allow criminals to carry firearms without repercussions.

Read the full story in The Texas Tribune.

Source: www.texastribune.org

Police Impersonator Pulls Over the Wrong Person

Sgt. Rebecca Carlisle was off duty in her car in Tomball, Texas, this week when she saw red and blue flashing lights in her rearview mirror. Trying to think about what she did wrong, she pulled over, but she sensed something was off. The white pickup truck that had flashing lights on its front grill pulled up alongside her when she waved to him through her window. When the driver saw her, he took off, leading her on a dangerous 100 mph chase. Carlisle called for other officers to help. Watch the report on The Blaze.

Source: www.theblaze.com