Recent Headline Review – December 2022

 

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11/14/2022 Suspect Arrested After Allegedly Stabbing Deputy at a Local Supermarket Chain

A deputy was stabbed while working off-duty detail at a grocery store. A shoplifter stabbed the officer after getting caught stealing from the store.

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Off-Duty Blind Spot:

Off-duty jobs often carry the same risks as working on-duty shifts. The same liability or workers’ compensation coverage, however, may not be in place. Medical bills and loss of work can affect officers long-term if injuries occur. Officers should ensure they are protected by liability coverage and workers’ compensation before accepting off-duty assignments.

 

11/14/2022 Off-Duty Cop is Run Over After Removing Driver’s Girlfriend from Bar

A police officer was intentionally struck by a vehicle while working off-duty at a bar. While detaining a woman for a possible assault, the woman’s boyfriend hit the officer with his car, pinning the officer between two vehicles.

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Off-Duty Blind Spot:

Officers need coverage for medical expenses wherever they work. There may be a gap in coverage while working off-duty assignments. Officers should ensure they are protected by liability coverage and workers’ compensation before accepting off-duty assignments.

 

12/06/2022  Officer Shoots at Suspect Attempting to Rob FedEx Vehicle

An officer in uniform working an extra employment job observed what he believed to be a robbery of a FedEx delivery vehicle.  The officer took action to stop the robbery and discharged his duty weapon at the suspect.

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Off-Duty Blind Spot

When the use of deadly force becomes necessary, both officers and suspects can sustain injuries. Medical bills, workers’ compensation, and liability coverage may be inconsistent when working off-duty assignments.