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USA: Yet Another POTUS Police Motorcycle Escort Dies

10
September
2012
  Posted at 02:00:00 PM
  File under  Uniformed
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France
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This happens way too much in the USA. Yesterday, a police officer escorting the POTUSPresident Of The United States on his motorcycle crashed and died while doing his duty. Although this time, from the press reports, the police officer was crashed into by a pick-up truck, so there's not much you can do about that, it's still something that happens a lot in the US (see the Via: below for the source article). Far more than motorcycle escorts in Europe.

Police motorcycle escort

You've got to ask yourself why? Is it training? Procedures? Technique? Or simply that the law doesn't allow full control of traffic, something that cops in Europe have. When they put up their hands to stop traffic, no one will ignore it, everyone comes to a dead stop.

So what do you think is going on? Let me know via Twitter or Facebook (I'm still trying to get the comments working).

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This is the 2nd time in a year, that a motorcycle Police officer dies while riding escort for President George W. Bush.

Does this happen frequently, or is it a Bush thing?

I wonder what happened... sad!
Monday, March 10th, 2008 - Motorcycle Cop Escorting Clinton Was Not Able To Take Curve

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The motorcycle Police officer that died while escorting Hilary Clinton in Texas, crashed because he was not able to ride in a single lane, and negotiate a curve!

That implies a lack of proper training, and it's not the cop's fault, but the Police management. Training Police officers for these kind of duties is extremely important!
Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - Yet Another Motorcycle Cop Crashes During POTUS Escort Duty

Motorcycle Cop Down During POTUS Escort 201110
Something is very wrong with this picture, and I don't mean the photo below, but if you see it, and look at the ones in the related articles, it's a very worrying trend.... motorcycle cops crashing during escort duty for the President Of The United States.

I wonder why so many crash. Is it bad training, or big demands on the job, faulty equipment, bad communication, or all of the above? Let's face it, it couldn't have been speed, since he was escorting the Presidential bus....


Via: Fox News



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