Innocent Victims Remembered
Port Angeles, Washington Police Officers
2014 PursuitSAFETY Safer Way Award: (L-R) PursuitSAFETY Advisory Board member Ret. Capt. Thomas Gleason; Port Angeles Cpl. David Dombrowski; Esther Seoanes, PursuitSAFETY associate director; Port Angeles Deputy Chief Brian Smith; and Candy Priano, PursuitSAFETY founder and executive director. Inset picture is Port Angeles police officer, Sgt. Glen Roggenbuck who was unable to attend the ceremony at the IACP Conference, Orlando, Oct. 28, 2014
Campaigning for Safety
Victims' advocates brought awareness & the importance of "pursuit reduction technology" to The Hill.
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Sister of Belmont woman killed in police chase takes her plea to Capitol Hill.
|Adam Shapiro, Texas legislative correspondent for U.S. Senator John Cornyn, thanks Esther Seoanes for explaining how pursuit reduction technology might have saved her husband James' life.||PursuitSAFETY chairman Jon Farris talks with Lisa Kaplan, Minnesota legislative correspondent for U.S. Senator Amy J. Klobuchar, about the need to include pursuit reduction technology in the Byrne Grant and COPS technology funding for police.|
Faces of the innocent and fact sheet, click here. Pictured below are your PursuitSAFETY advocates.
| Maria Ipiña hugs
her late daughter, Angeles Ipiña. Dallas, TX.
|Candy Priano prepares to ice skate with her late daughter, Kristie Priano. Chico, CA.||Esther Seoanes is all smiles with her late husband, James Williford. Austin, TX.||Ellen Deitz Tucker (right) models silly hats with her late sister, Donna Deitz.
|A last dance for Jessica Herrera Rodriguez with her late father, Reynaldo Herrera. Edinburg, TX.||Jon Farris celebrates graduation day with
his late son, Paul Farris. Somerville, MA.
Actor Glenn Morshower cares and shares a personal message
Glenn says, “It has everything to do with risk versus reward. In many cases, where the suspect poses no immediate danger to the public, it's the chase itself that causes the threat. This is a pro-law enforcement campaign. I am a huge supporter of what it is police do. Policy and procedure are there for a reason and need to be followed." More ...
Not one of the deaths on this website resulted from a chase or a police response call to catch a murderer, rapist or pedophile.
• Crashes as a result of police chases and police response calls kill more than one person a day. One-third of the people killed are innocent bystanders.
• On average, these crashes kill one officer every six weeks.
• According to a 2004 Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center analysis of nine years of national statistics [submitted on a voluntary basis], "One third of these pursuit fatalities occur to innocent bystanders.”
After the Chase...
Most people believe drivers who flee and are caught, go to jail. Not so. In 2008, Indiana State Police superintendent Paul Whitesell stated: If we catch and arrest, the most common sentence is probation, followed by parole or they are released because there is "no room in the inn,” i.e., prison. PursuitSAFETY's stance on legislation for penalties.