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Innocent Victims Remembered

See the faces of the innocent,
click here.
They are our children, brothers and sisters, our spouses and parents.
They are our families and friends
.

Every person killed leaves behind devastated families, loved ones and friends.

Word on the StreetThese stories and more
are in our October newsletter, click here.
Port Angeles, WA, Officers receive PursuitSAFETY's 2014 Safer Way Award. Click here.


Safer Way Award
Past Recipients.
Click here.
Esther Seoanes PursuitSAFETY names Esther Seoanes associate director.
Click here.


Campaigning for Safety
Victims' advocates brought awareness & the importance of "pursuit reduction technology" to The Hill.

TX_AdamShapiro_EstherSeoanes Read the story
and see more
pictures from
The Hill.


Sister of Belmont woman killed in police chase takes her plea to Capitol Hill.

Gaston Gazette

and

NBC Charlotte
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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.
Families on Capitol Hill
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.
Belmont, NC.
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.


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"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." —Martin Luther King, Jr.


News feed

Glenn Morshower speaks on PursuitSAFETYActor 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.

Officer Down Memorial Website

On Average...
• 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.
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