Oklahoma Highway Patrol is asking that on this day we remember Trooper Nicholas Dees, aged 30, who died on January 31, 2015. He had joined the OHP less than two years earlier, in 2013.
“I don’t use my horn, in case the other guy’s got a gun!”
This is only one way in which American road safety culture is adversely affected by the fear of violent retribution, but let’s deal with this aspect first.
Dr. Tyler Tara Wallace, 26, was driving a Chrysler when it was hit by a Toyota pickup truck near the intersection of Highlands Parkway and Lake Ridge Drive in Smyrna, Georgia, around 6pm on Saturday, January 18, 2020, according to investigators.
Captain Richard ‘Rick’ Cashin, aged 52, was killed in a one-vehicle crash on Route 1 in Saugus, MA, at approximately 1:45am on January 28, 2009.
This is something that many people have neither heard of nor even thought about. When the front airbags are triggered, which can happen because of a mere bump to the vehicle at speeds as low as 12mph, those airbags [explode outwards] at between 165 and 200mph. They are most certainly not nice fluffy cushions, and if you have one or both of your feet up on the dashboard at the time, the results will be serious and can even kill you.
At 6:47 p.m. on Thursday, Jan., 23, 2020, Police Officer Katie Thyne and her partner were investigating reports of drug activity when they approached a car on the 1400 block of 16th Street [Rt 167] in Newport News, Virginia.
During the investigation, the driver sped off, dragging Police Officer Thyne for a block before striking a tree.
Continue reading “Memorial Page – Police Officer Katie Thyne (VA)”
Deputy Sheriff Sheldon Gordon Whiteman, of Long County Sheriff’s Office, Georgia, was killed in a crash while involved in a vehicle pursuit at approximately 3:00am, on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020.
Georgia State Police said the pursuit began in Ludowici when a Ludowici officer spotted a motorist running stop signs in the city. The officer began to pursue the driver [south eastwards] on Highway 57 in the direction of McIntosh County.
Trooper Jose A. Rosado was killed in a two-car collision on January 24, 2007, in the town of Southampton, Suffolk County.
Ten years ago today, on January 20, 2010, Trooper Jill Mattice, 31, was tragically killed on State Route 23 in the Town of Morris, Otsego County, as a result of a collision when her vehicle sideswiped an oncoming tractor trailer.
Trooper Clark died instantly on January 19, 1936 when his open touring car went off Route 27 near the village of Montauk and overturned.