Most law enforcement agencies have written policies on pursuit of suspects. They consider the gravity of the alleged offense, the time of day, the geographic area, and the amount of traffic. Police realize the danger of the chase, to themselves and to citizens.
Recently, we’ve seen a man charged with murder when the pickup he was driving smashed into another pickup, killing its driver, shortly after a police pursuit was called off in south Wichita.
A man jumped from a car after it smashed through a fence around a lake. For days, police and firefighters watched and searched the lake for the man’s body, eventually determining he may not have jumped into the lake after all.
A Sedgwick County Sheriff deputy and a suspect shot after a chase into Butler County.
Police chases were rare until recent years. Now they’re common in this area.
These pursuits are obviously quite dangerous. I confess that I don’t know why people are running from the law in greater numbers.
Our thought for today is from Heinrich Heine:
“There are more fools in the world than there are people.”