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HEAT team sparks change in driver behavior, officials say

...six-year period analyzed by The Augusta Chronicle.Last year, the first in which the HEAT team rode in special blue patrol cars as opposed to regular traffic units, the department wrote just 9,158. From October 2013 to December 2014, the HEAT...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-29/heat-team-sparks-chang
SC cop car thief crashes, dies

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Greenville police say a man has died after stealing a marked patrol car and crashing it into a brick wall.Officer Jonathan Bragg tells local media outlets that an officer was responding to a crash...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-03-27/sc-cop-car-theif-crashes-die
Why keep feeding the hatred?

...to create an anti-police climate that has already resulted in at least two other policeman being shot dead in their patrol car in New York.The protesters found a sympathetic and vocal supporter in the Obama administration and in the Missouri state...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-03-14/why-keep-feeding-hatr
Two Aiken County sheriff's K-9s die

...explosive-detecting dog to die since 2013.On June 7, 2013, a K-9 named Cooper died after being left in a hot patrol car. Abdullah said the handler, Special Operations Deputy James Taylor, was demoted to deputy and placed on probation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-02-27/two-aiken-county-sheriffs-k-
No charges for Savannah officer who shot handcuffed man

...placed in the back of the officer's patrol car. Police said that Smith's hands...before he was placed alone into a patrol car with Jannot.Smith, who was black...Smith down before placing him into a patrol car.The shooting happened after the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-25/no-charges-savannah-of
Officials stress importance of yielding to emergency vehicles

...in 2003 when a woman pulled her car out in front of him while he was responding to a call with lights and siren. His patrol car smashed into her going 60 mph.By law, drivers are required to yield the right of way and immediately drive in a position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-06/officials-stress-impor
Bill could limit tag reader data, hamper investigations

Deputy Chris Tucker's patrol car sounded like a pinball machine with all of the dings echoing...Harlem Department of Public Safety began testing readers on its patrol cars in February 2013, eventually purchasing a reader using revenue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-06/bill-could-limit-tag-r
Rants & Raves

...Road. A dozen Richmond County Patrol cars chasing one vehicle. I can see two patrol cars maybe three. What in the heck were the other nine patrol cars going to do? Wreck me and my family...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-05/rants-raves
Richmond County Sheriff's Office helps clean Augusta by picking up illegal road signs

As Richmond County sheriff's Deputy Blake Richardson opened the door to his patrol car, eight offenders lay on his back seat.The criminals weren't people, but advertisement signs he collected Wednesday throughout...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-02-25/richmond-county-sherif
Georgia executes man convicted of 1998 killing of sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop

...killing, which was captured on the patrol car's video camera.Andrew Howard...a video camera in Dinkheller's patrol car and a microphone he wore. Parts...stop. Brannan walked toward the patrol car, still firing, exhausted one magazine...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-01-13/georgia-executes-man-c