Busy Week For School Resource Officers After Runaway Vehicles

Reports from Steve Krauchick of Doing It Local:

Police are investigating a crash near the intersection of Bruce and Connecticut Avenue. Witnesses said the car went airborne hitting a tree and a parked pickup truck sending the pickup into Dennis Auto Parts causing damage to the foundation. Firefighters shored up the building and the building inspector was called to the scene. Witnesses said the driver of the car survived the crash but that he didn’t look too good. Police are investigating, speed may have been a factor in the crash.

… and Tara O’Neill, CT Post:

The police department’s school resource officers are on a saving streak.

Officer Carlos Carmo Jr. captured headlines across the nation and was labeled a hero for stopping a sport utility vehicle without a driver last week.

And now this week two more SROs pulled an injured driver out of a smoking vehicle after a serious crash.

Bridgeport school resource officers Thiago Reaes and Jonathan Mendez were on proactive patrols in and around the city’s Safe School Corridors Monday when they heard a loud crashing sound around 2:50 p.m.

Full story here.


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