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Siler City officers injured in training exercise

Posted December 22, 2008

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— Two Siler City police officers doing a training exercise suffered injuries in a wreck on Chatham Avenue early Monday.

Siler City Police Chief Gary Tyson said that Officer Steve Creason was training rookie Officer James Davis in radar techniques.

Around 2 a.m., their squad car hit a pole and flipped into a ditch off  the South Chatham Avenue Extension, Tyson said.

Both men sustained non-life-threatening injuries and were taken to Chatham Hospital in Siler City. Tyson said that he had visited both men and that they were talkative and alert.

Creason has worked for Siler City's police force for at least three years, Tyson said.

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  • redwarrior Dec 22, 2008

    Sounds like he took his eyes off the road, had his eyes on the target vehicle or something.. and struck the pole and flipped. A big oopsie!

  • Common Sense Man Dec 22, 2008

    Training someone in radar techniques? I'm not sure what he means unless they were going after a speeder.

  • shellbelle Dec 22, 2008

    "....training rookie Officer James Davis in radar techniques.
    Around 2 a.m., their squad car hit a pole and flipped into a ditch...."

    Ummmm Okey Dokey then... doesn't sound like someone's mind was where is should have been. Seems a bit strange, but then I don't personally know how it's done.

  • chfdcpt Dec 22, 2008

    itls, there is also a moving radar mode. Has been for many years.

  • texasncgirl Dec 22, 2008

    Wait a minute...so you're telling me that they hit a pole AND FLIPPED the car into a ditch for doing RADAR techniques?? I didn't think that you were supposed to be moving when doing that. Sounds to me like they were doing a little bit more than "radar techniques"...

  • garydewayne47 Dec 22, 2008

    What a shame, the other officer just trying to show Davis something, and Davis tries to kill him, what a shame!! Maybe Davis should start checking meters or something. I would hate to be driving through Siler City 36 in a 35 and Davis forces me into a pole and wrecks my new Benzo

  • WHEEL Dec 22, 2008

    I thought you parked the Police Car when using a radar.

  • garydewayne47 Dec 22, 2008

    JAMES DAVIS IS THE ONE WHO GOT FIRED FROM CHATHAM COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE FOR THROWING EGGS AT THE MAJOR AND THE CAPTAINS CAR. I BELIEVE I ALSO HEARD HE WAS CAUGHT STEALING FROM THE BACK PARKING LOT. I GUESS HE CANT DRIVE EITHER.I GUESS OPERATING A RADAR AND DRIVING IS TOO MUCH FOR THIS COP.