Tragic Police Response Calls
"I am happy to see the attention you and your support groups are bringing to a very important issue. I would like to throw out a related issue—Officers Responding to Calls." —Rich Schardan, Chief of Police, Maryville, IL
In Spring 2008, officers and families of victims asked PursuitSAFETY to address the issue of vehicular police-response calls in its Mission Statement. On June 5, 2008, our Advisory Board unanimously voted in favor of this request.
Another Roadside Memorial
• News stories about ten-year-old Cole Berardi.
He was killed in Dallas by an officer speeding to an emergency call October 17, 2008.
Information about the Illinois State Police (ISP) Directive on Emergency Response Driving: