While firearms-related officer deaths are down across the nation, traffic-related and other causes for death, like heart attacks, appear to have skyrocketed.
59-year-old Lyle P. Blanchard, a US Navy veteran, was shot and killed by a Bell County, texas police officer during a routine traffic stop. Blanchard was unarmed at the time of the shooting.
Bell County, TX — The following graphic account of an officer-involved shooting from August 30, 2016, serves to illustrate the failures of modern-day policing, officer training, and complexities of demanding 100 percent compliance of the general population during a traffic stop. From the just released dash camera footage of Bell