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NH Cops Say Officer Wasn’t Careful Prior to Crash

Associated Press

March 02, 2011

ROCHESTER, N.H. — A New Hampshire police department says a Rochester police officer “failed to use due care” when his cruiser rear-ended another vehicle at a stop light.

Farmington Police Lt. Kevin Willey tells Foster’s Daily Democrat the report for the Feb. 21 crash on Route 11 hasn’t been finalized. Once it’s finished the report will be forwarded to Rochester police with recommendations.

On Feb. 21, Rochester Sgt. Stephen Burke rear-ended a car on stopped at a traffic light on Route 11 near the Spaulding Turnpike Exit 15 on-ramp. The driver of the car that was hit was treated for non-life threatening injuries. Burke wasn’t hurt.

Farmington police were asked to investigate the crash.


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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    I can understand why some people on here say that there is not an enough info given in the article to determine whether or not the officer in question was driving without due care but maybe despite the of facts are missing it is what the officers superior said it is.

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    BForJuvCor

    over 3 years ago

    846 Comments

    ...and the news here is?

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    Kinder_mapp

    over 3 years ago

    4160 Comments

    We have crashes. No real injuries and all are well so it happens. We can't go our whole career without one.

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    alexy

    over 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    non-news...next.....

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    lilcasino510

    over 3 years ago

    886 Comments

    How does this make headline news on Policelink?

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    Koda0317

    over 3 years ago

    354 Comments

    We drive a vehicle for 8-10hrs a day sometimes more, we drive slow and fast, non emergency and emergency. Take the vehicle on dirt roads, places normal vehicles wont go,,, over medians etc.... its bound to happen why it makes the news i have no clue

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    Irishcop1961

    over 3 years ago

    50956 Comments

    Bump TLeeworth.

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    95Zcar

    over 3 years ago

    3992 Comments

    Really, some copper had a minor accident and it makes PoliceLink? Sheeeesh, now I know why I stayed away from here for so long!

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    bstites

    over 3 years ago

    1028 Comments

    S*** happens...

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    "Failed to use due care" doesn't really tell me much, patrol cars are full of devices to 'distract' the driver, dispatch via radio and/or MDT is the main one, especially if you have to write down an addreess that you are being dispatched to.

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    ChiefDC501

    over 3 years ago

    1942 Comments

    Actually they are properly called "crashes", because we investigate them to find a cause. Accidents do happen as the saying goes but crashes do not have to. Yes most of us have wrecked a patrol unit or two if you have any tenure. But they all were investigated and factors that cause the crash determined. Then those used in training to hopefully prevent others. I hope all the good for this Sergeant. Being safe out there gets more and more difficult as we have added more and more equipment to our units. We are seriously turning the inside of our patrol units into cockpits.

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    tremor2

    over 3 years ago

    430 Comments

    They're correct, but that's why they're called accidents. From what's written above, no one was seriously hurt.
    We've all had accidents in squads, thank God for the ones that aren't serious.

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    rhood

    over 3 years ago

    23592 Comments

    He most likely will take a hit for this.

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