Police Action

Union Acts to Protect Troopers from Car Fires

Albany -- PBA president advises no highway stops except in emergencies

By JAMES M. ODATO, Times Union
June 13, 2003

The union for State Police troopers is advising its members not to stop on highways for non-emergencies -- apparently including routine tickets.

In an unprecedented move, the State Troopers PBA President Daniel M. De Federicis is advising members to take steps to minimize the chances of accidents with their Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor vehicles, several of which have had fires after rear-end crashes.

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