A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Candy Priano of PursuitSafety.org. This non-profit organization is working toward changing police pursuit policies and hopefully saving lives.
Her daughter, Kristie, was killed in 2002, as a result of a police chase in a residential area.
Ms. Priano recently wrote an article praising Illinois State Police Director Larry Trent for his sweeping policy changes, which went into effect January 1, 2009. She contacted me to let me know that PursuitSafety was publishing this article, and asking if I wanted to comment, and also wanted to give me an opportunity to put the story of Jessica and Kelli on their website. A link to that story is here.
I've read some of the stories, and it's doubly hard for me, because I know how these people feel.