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    Police officer pursuit on BMW

    Thug thinks his car can outrun this Beemer-mounted police officer. Nice riding there, Officer Gurley. It got my blood pumping.

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    I'm surprised that he didn't, at several points such as stop signs, hit reverse and ram his back bumper into the cop's bike. That would have disabled the bike and he'd have a good chance of getting away. Glad he didn't, and was caught. Must be something going on there, like a stolen car or outstanding warrants, etc.
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    Awesome chase video. Thanks for sharing
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    Cool

    Textbook persuit. Clearing intersections and calling for patrol units to take primary. Awsome job.

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    Since that A-Hole put the officer at risk while having to pursue, a severe beating should be authorized and heavy penalties imposed like hard labor for a few brutal years. Oh, I forgot, they have rights, what a pity. Nice bike control though.

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    LOL... it took me a minute to realize the officer had dismounted to pursue on foot. I'm thinkin'.... this guys going motoX.
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    I like the part where

    he raised his windscreen!
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    That was pretty exciting!!
    Thanks for sharing it.....

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    The suspect was doing a better job of leaving his pursuers in the dust once the chase was on foot. If it wasn't for the car cutting him off, there's no telling how far they would have run. I was watching the speedometer during the chase -- clearly into the triple digits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RRUBYXSH View Post
    Textbook persuit. Clearing intersections and calling for patrol units to take primary. Awsome job.
    Nicely done.
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    West Laffyville? We called it Just Lafalott. But that's been a few years now.

    Go Boilers!
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    awesome video. The officer can ride and talk. I have to ride slow when I am talking. Thanks for posting. It raised my heart rate just watching it. I wonder why officers don't wear 'All the gear'. Dress shirts seems a little dangerous at that speed. Also, I wonder if he could stay up on a hog.

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    The dismount to the upside was interesting too.
    I missed that (4:33) ... Is there a technical reason? Or maybe it's just his "strong" side?
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    There are motorcycle cops on here so they can confirm or clarify.

    I took a riding class from the police. My wife has a bad leg and never could easily toss her leg over the seat. The cop told her to mount/dismount from the right side like "all motorcycle police do." We tried it, and it works though at first it feels funny. Try it, you might like it.

    His reasoning was that the left side has you getting on and off closer to highway traffic.

    I have watched motor cops and all I've seen do it this way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmo1131 View Post
    LOL... it took me a minute to realize the officer had dismounted to pursue on foot. I'm thinkin'.... this guys going motoX.
    HA, me too. Then I saw his arms pumping and had to laugh at myself as I thought he was going to run down the plain-clothes officer. Thanks for sharing.

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