Sherman PD hosts motorcycle crash reconstruction training

Published: Oct. 19, 2017 at 5:36 PM CDT
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SHERMAN, Texas (KXII) -- Law enforcement officers used a hands on method to practice investigating motorcycle crashes in Sherman.

"The officers are here learning how to reconstruct motorcycle versus a sedan or a four wheeled vehicle crash," Sgt. Sam Boyle said.

Boyle says the vehicles came from junk yards and officers put a dummy on the motorcycle and wrecked it into a car.

Investigators say every little detail matters when trying to figure out why and how the crash happened.

"Paying attention to how blue jeans transfer onto the pain of a motorcycle," Boyle said. "Small details like that could make or break and investigation."

Dale Smith with Traffic Safety Training Center has been in Sherman all week teaching the course.

"They have been in the classroom learning theories, principles and formulas for the past three days and now we are putting them into effect," Smith said.

The event was open to any law enforcement department that wanted to attend but because Sherman PD hosted it, their officers got to go for free.

"It benefits the city of Sherman because we now have better trained officers and the taxpayers didn't have to pay for this," Boyle said. "It is a win-win."

Ellis Truck/Auto, Texoma Harley, Sherman Power Sports, District Attorney Joe Brown, Grayson County Law Enforcement Association and Texas Municipal Police Association all contributed to this event.