They’re here to serve and protect. In doing so, sometimes bystanders are at risk. During a high-speed chase, for example, or answering an urgent 911 call, accidents happen. They can happen anytime, anywhere, and they can happen to you.
On an evening in October 2017, for example, a 29-year-old woman in Greenfield, Massachusetts had just turned from Sanderson Street onto High Street—in a 30-mph zone. Greenfield Police Sgt. James Rode, who was answering a call and traveling south on High Street at 83 mph, collided with the 29-year-old woman’s car, killing her instantly