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Old 11-21-2011, 05:33 PM
 
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I was surprised this hadn't been posted yet. I originally heard about it on the 4 pm news.

Nassau County Police Officer Injured In Southern State Parkway Crash « CBS New York

What was that driver hiding that he went to such extremes to get away from a cop? And in Massapequa no less!! The cop's car is in very bad shape. She was extremely lucky to get out of that alive. Please God she'll be okay.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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I hope for a speedy recovery for this officer.

Also note where she was taken:

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The officer was taken to Nassau University Medical Center in serious but stable condition.
And so many uninformed people think that's only good for a welfare hospital. World class trauma center ... good enough for Nassau's finest.
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Old 11-21-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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Very unfortunate. I pray she will be ok
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:10 PM
 
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I hope for a speedy recovery for this officer.

Also note where she was taken:



And so many uninformed people think that's only good for a welfare hospital. World class trauma center ... good enough for Nassau's finest.
And a very good burn center as well.

Best wishes for a speedy recovery to the Officer.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:36 PM
 
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I was surprised this hadn't been posted yet. I originally heard about it on the 4 pm news.

Nassau County Police Officer Injured In Southern State Parkway Crash « CBS New York

What was that driver hiding that he went to such extremes to get away from a cop? And in Massapequa no less!! The cop's car is in very bad shape. She was extremely lucky to get out of that alive. Please God she'll be okay.
It was not a fun ride home tonight because of this.

I hope she's OK.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:41 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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My prayers and best wishes for the officer. I hope she recovers.
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Old 11-21-2011, 06:57 PM
 
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I hope they catch the animals in the honda, and the officer is able to make it home for Thanksgiving with her family.
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Old 11-21-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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Newsday's latest says that the officer has been upgraded from 'critical' to 'serious but stable'. She is a 20 year veteran, married, with kids
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:35 PM
 
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I was surprised this hadn't been posted yet. I originally heard about it on the 4 pm news.

Nassau County Police Officer Injured In Southern State Parkway Crash « CBS New York

What was that driver hiding that he went to such extremes to get away from a cop? And in Massapequa no less!! The cop's car is in very bad shape. She was extremely lucky to get out of that alive. Please God she'll be okay.
Newsday reporting:
"The injured officer responded and spotted the four-door Honda Accord, now with Florida plates,
on the Southern State. The officer then closely tailed the car going eastbound in her unmarked cruiser."

I could be wrong about this, but, is the photograph showing us a squad car, a very clearly marked police car? If there's bloodguilt here, it might also stain
the hands of the person who called in the plate switch tip, there's too many do-gooders out there. Not so long ago, a retired cop got into the middle of a police
action and got an officer killed. It is such a shame when a non-violent crime brings on adjunct violence, even death. I might suspect that the officer was following
too closely to the suspect, that if she were on traffic duty and saw a motorist, obviously tailgaiting (following too closely), she would have ticketed the following
car for being to close to the lead car. Yes, my heart goes out to this officer, but it puzzles me to try to understand why a police officer would not use every last
cautionary measure available to them, while in pursuit of a lawbreaker. I thought that with the advent of the radio, that the police officer, a 20 year veteran, might've
(in the interest of safety), considered radioing ahead and having a few cruisers waiting to intercept the vehicle. I also think that the potential for a more tragic result
of this pursuit, was there in the fact that sometimes, Southern State parkway is crowded by so many cars, all going at a decent rate of speed, that a few innocents
weren't injured. They should begin to see a police cruiser as an instrument at par with a handgun. Police should be zealous about interdicting crime, but they need to
realize that a car can kill you just as fast as a Glock can. In spite of the officers failed attempt at capturing the fleeing suspects, they got away, and the irony of the
whole sad affair, is that the person who called in the 911 call, the one who had been won-over in the "see something, say something" spirit of today's way of life,
didn't even get the plate number!
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Old 11-22-2011, 04:46 AM
 
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Newsday reporting:
"The injured officer responded and spotted the four-door Honda Accord, now with Florida plates,
on the Southern State. The officer then closely tailed the car going eastbound in her unmarked cruiser."

I could be wrong about this, but, is the photograph showing us a squad car, a very clearly marked police car? If there's bloodguilt here, it might also stain
the hands of the person who called in the plate switch tip, there's too many do-gooders out there. Not so long ago, a retired cop got into the middle of a police
action and got an officer killed. It is such a shame when a non-violent crime brings on adjunct violence, even death. I might suspect that the officer was following
too closely to the suspect, that if she were on traffic duty and saw a motorist, obviously tailgaiting (following too closely), she would have ticketed the following
car for being to close to the lead car. Yes, my heart goes out to this officer, but it puzzles me to try to understand why a police officer would not use every last
cautionary measure available to them, while in pursuit of a lawbreaker. I thought that with the advent of the radio, that the police officer, a 20 year veteran, might've
(in the interest of safety), considered radioing ahead and having a few cruisers waiting to intercept the vehicle. I also think that the potential for a more tragic result
of this pursuit, was there in the fact that sometimes, Southern State parkway is crowded by so many cars, all going at a decent rate of speed, that a few innocents
weren't injured. They should begin to see a police cruiser as an instrument at par with a handgun. Police should be zealous about interdicting crime, but they need to
realize that a car can kill you just as fast as a Glock can. In spite of the officers failed attempt at capturing the fleeing suspects, they got away, and the irony of the
whole sad affair, is that the person who called in the 911 call, the one who had been won-over in the "see something, say something" spirit of today's way of life,
didn't even get the plate number!
So you're basically saying people who live in an area that has been plagued by a recent string of burglaries should ignore a suspicious activity, lest they be found guilty by association, if a first responder suffers an injury in his or her efforts to investigate? Aren't you the same guy who harps all the time how we're constantly getting jobbed by the man with nothing to show for it? Guess we should just let the cops hang out and give tickets then.

If you look at the area in question on the map, you will see that whatever occurred probably developed very quickly. Possibly so fast that the responding officer didn't have a chance to radio ahead to the 15 or 20 black and whites that were just waiting for such a call

Another thing to consider is, aside from the fact that the Florida plates on the vehicle are most likely not going to lead back to the Honda (think about it), it also stands to reason that the perp swapping the plate, was blocking the caller's view.

We should be thankful we have neighbors that report what they see.

And there is no comparison to the tragedy in Massapequa Park a few months back. Everyone seems to remember the cop who died that day, few will recall, the child whose life was cut tragically short. That may have been a case of over-anxious cops, not civilians.
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