Rants & Raves

...the individual has often fostered for years creating. So, instead do complaining about an unshaven officer or dirty patrol car, thank that man for working constantly, despite a lack of appreciation unlike any other profession receives.

SC deputy charged with running red light, causing wreck

...signal.Sheriff's Lt. Curtis Wilson says Proffitt was on duty at the time, but was not responding to a call when his patrol car hit another car at an intersection Friday night.Proffitt was treated for his injuries at a Columbia hospital. A woman...

Sky Arrow 600 plane helps Aiken County Sheriff's Office monitor crime from above

...police scanner, giving out tips to deputies on the ground before they ever arrive at a call.Even at high speeds in a patrol car, it can take substantially more time to arrive at a call than by plane. Schrade estimates he can leave the sheriff's...

Introduction of license plate readers met with privacy concerns

...four-camera unit.The Harlem Department of Public Safety first began testing a three-camera setup mounted to the back of a patrol car in February, Chief Gary Jones said, and was able to pay for the $20,000 system primarily through the revenue generated...

More officer-involved wrecks reported in 2014

...cross and creating a fire that damaged the engine compartment.More recently, Deputy Tiffany Justice overturned her patrol car after striking a tree on Walton Way on June 13. A sheriff's office news release said she veered off the road while...

Athens teen with pants on fire charged with torching car

...months ago.Walter Alan Bonds, 19, of Hawkins Lane, was charged with first-degree arson.Officers were riding in a patrol car on Cone Drive the night of Feb. 26 when they saw a car that was fully engulfed in flames.They also saw Bonds, who...

Interstate wreck kills Ga. deputy

...Interstate 85 around 9 p.m. Wednesday. The State Patrol said a semitrailer attempted to change lanes, causing Thomas' patrol car to travel into the grass median. The deputy lost control of the vehicle, which traveled across both northbound lanes...

Authorities plan an increased road, waterways presence Memorial Day weekend

...their ride that they go in or come back in," Director Harris Blackwood said as he stood in between a Georgia State Patrol car and a hearse. "We don't want to choose it for them."Road fatalities are 22 percent lower than they were last year...

DNR officer loves law enforcement role off beaten path

...was hired at the Richmond County Sheriff's Office, where he worked for five years. In July 2001, he traded in his patrol car for a truck, boat, ATV and a job more focused on nature.His typical day varies by season. Currently, he spends...

Azziz responds to investigation into GRU officers

...Village.On Feb. 22, he fired 10 shots at GRU student Donte Stewart. In a GRU police report, Martin, who used his patrol car to block an entrance while officers responded to a noise complaint, said he shot at Stewart's car because he believed...