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RIP: Officer Germaine Casey


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For the curious, how do you know he was riding an RTP??? I was watching news clip and saw all models of cop bikes.

 

RIP

 

I do not know if the escort is the most dangours, it sure gets the most news coverage. A study showed that motor cops crash more often going to and from work on their motorcycle.

 

You can buy the survey at motorcops.com.

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Amazing, wonder what really happened? The sad part is that is that on average a LEO in the U.S. is killed on average every 60 hours by some means, shooting, MVC or other event....

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RIP - We appreciate his service to his country.

 

I believe it was an RT-P. I saw a photo of the crashed bike on the ground from behind and it appeared to be an RT tail light.

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As the motorcade rounded a curve Officer Casey's motorcycle left the roadway and struck a tree.

 

Condolences to the family. RIP. bncry.gif

 

I think their riding style is flawed. They use slow speed techniques for high speed riding. While they might be the greatest at parking lot turns, that style is a killer in high speed corners.

 

For example, when we execute a tight U-turn, our body steers away from the turn. This makes the turn tighter while also bringing the bottom parts closer to the ground. A scrape at these speeds is usually uneventful.

 

But if the same happened at high speed, the chance of losing traction is very high. And it has been stated many times before on this forum, that leaning into the turn is the right way to negotiate a high speed turn. But motorcycle LEOs never seem to ride that way. crazy.gif

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Condolences to his family and fellow LEO's.

 

I have not read anything that indicated exactly what the officer was doing other than escort duty. It could have been non-riding related issue, stroke, heart attack or other medical issue.

 

Either way he will be missed.

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For the curious, how do you know he was riding an RTP??? I was watching news clip and saw all models of cop bikes.

 

Saw a picture of the scene in a Web-news report, and the RT-P was upended at the side of the road near the tree. Could have been one of his fellow officer's rendering aid, i.e. they might have dropped their bike and ran, but I doubt it.

 

Regards, and regrets.

 

I do not know if the escort is the most dangours, it sure gets the most news coverage. A study showed that motor cops crash more often going to and from work on their motorcycle.

 

I don't know much about official duty; I defer to your expertise. The officer that died in Hawaii encountered very slick conditions. We don't know the cause here, but I was giving the operator the benefit of the doubt. I know that I strap on my eyes and ears whenever I encounter a confusing scene (accident, law enforcement incident, etc.), whether in a cage or on a bike, because I know that such a moment of distraction probably represents my most vulnerable moment. I was just extrapolating from that personal experience.

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As the motorcade rounded a curve Officer Casey's motorcycle left the roadway and struck a tree.

 

Condolences to the family. RIP. bncry.gif

 

I think their riding style is flawed. They use slow speed techniques for high speed riding. While they might be the greatest at parking lot turns, that style is a killer in high speed corners.

 

For example, when we execute a tight U-turn, our body steers away from the turn. This makes the turn tighter while also bringing the bottom parts closer to the ground. A scrape at these speeds is usually uneventful.

 

But if the same happened at high speed, the chance of losing traction is very high. And it has been stated many times before on this forum, that leaning into the turn is the right way to negotiate a high speed turn. But motorcycle LEOs never seem to ride that way. crazy.gif

 

Not to hijack this thread. Motorofficer are taught to ride at high speeds. I have to yet see a motor officer lean outside in a high speed curve. dopeslap.gif Is that not possible. It would make the motorcycle go straight?? Would it not. We all lean into the curve, maybe not as bad as I read about those who lean into the inside mirror learned at those riding classes given here on this site. Motor officers get classroom and track time when they either become an instructor or a motor officer.

 

This type of escorts get a person fired up. You have the sirens going, speed involved, your protecting the most power person in the world. You can get ahead of yourself really quick. I have to tell myself to "slow down" mentaliy. Ask any motor and he will probably tell you that the a VIP escort is the best part of his job.

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