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Deputy and K-9 Hit During Traffic Stop

Posted February 6, 2008

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— A driver faces charges in connection with hitting a Wake County deputy during a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon.

Raleigh police said Deputy Jeremy Green and his K-9 pulled over a car on Jones Franklin Road near the Interstate 440 Beltline.

While they were stopped on the side of the road, another car rear-ended them. Neither the deputy, nor the dog, was injured.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the deputy was cited for failure to move over.

The driver was also transported to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

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  • tab580642 Feb 6, 2008

    ok, deputy in franklin county that hit a man and killed him because she "took her eyes off of the road for a second" is not charge with anything and not even issued a ticket by the highway patrol, yet this person is given a ticket for running into the back of a deputy's car??? amazing!!! and law enforcement wonder why people are always questioning why the law works in their favor and against regular citizens.

  • Timbo Feb 6, 2008

    Ladyjustice, agreed, but this morning they left out the fact that he had pulled someone, hence the question.

  • mmafighterwife Feb 6, 2008

    Plain and Simple if you see blue lights move over, if you are not able to move to the other lane just slow down, that is all it takes to keep those hard working deputies and troopers out of harms way! Even if the deputy was not properly off the side of the road whatever you define as proper the person should still respect the blue lights and slow down or move over... probably like a comment someone made, either texting, talking, or sleeping!!!

  • Lady Justice Feb 6, 2008

    "Why was the deputy stopped there and not properly off to the side of the road?" - Timbo

    I am not exactly sure what "properly off to the side of the road" means - but, the bottom line is that a driver has the responsibility to stop prior to running into the person in front of him/her. This includes moving vehicles and stopped vehicles. For example, when cars are parked in a driving lane (like downtown Glenwood Ave), you don't hit the car if you cannot safely move over to another lane, you STOP and wait for an opportunity to move over. In most cases, if you rear end another vehicle, you are at fault - not always, but most of the time. I suspect that is the basis for most people's opinion who believe that the person who ran into the deputy's car was at fault. Just guessing.

  • Timbo Feb 6, 2008

    I was not judging... I was only commenting on the previous comments making assumptions without all the facts.

    All I did was ask questions; I didn't answer them; nor did I conclude the deputy was at fault, partially at fault, or NOT at fault.

    My point was, lots of folks here immediately think the cops are right and the alleged offender wrong, without all the facts.

    Also note that the story has been updated several times. At 8:30AM, (I may be wrong), but I'm pretty sure the story did not say he had someone pulled over, it said he was stopped on the side of the road. Hence the question "Did he have his blue lights on?". A reasonable question, no?

    On a side note, lots of folks here get sanctimonious if anyone has the audacity to question anything the police do. "I'd like to see you put on the badge, blah, blah, blah." " Try being a cop, blah, blah, blah".

    You guys really need to try another rap.

  • Panther Feb 6, 2008

    Mr.Keeping It Real,
    Well said, I agree.

  • Mr. Keeping It Real Feb 6, 2008

    Glad the Officer and dog were not hurt.

    And to all the law enforcement out there, you have my full respect. You all do take a lot of heat for those few bad apples. There are a lot of saints on this board who sit and judge (you know - because they are perfect).

  • LocalBoy Feb 6, 2008

    MrPearce, I am the first to admit, If an officer messes up / breaks the law he or she should face the music. The job is hard enough, we don't need people mistrusting us more than they already do. Ya'll have a good day. Gotta go!

  • 68_polara Feb 6, 2008

    "I'm just tired of everyone passing judgement on the police" \

    Certainly plenty of that in the comments on these articles!

  • MrPearce Feb 6, 2008

    Local Boy,

    I think that is good then that you can deal with the stress and keep to the letter of the law.

    However, I think police have to be aware that their actions can change someone's or many people's lives, just like the criminals they apprehend. Just like they are the oversight, along with the citizenry, of criminal activity, they must realize that they need oversight as well, because of their perch above the scene, and their existance as a powerful figure within the law (entrusted to serve & protect).

    I admit: oversight is annoying to some extent, but its necessary. We are all humans and are apt. to allow emotion or bad judgement to push us over the bounds. The difference is, in my job, I get fired and/or a lawsuit over NDAs, etc. For a law enforcement officer, someone can get bound to jail time, or even unjustly executed over a crime they may not have committed. The stakes are so much larger...

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