Traffic Deaths On The Rise In Lexington

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Share
Updated: 2/01/2012 11:26 pm
   Traffic deaths are on the rise here in Lexington, according to new statistics and the Fraternal Order of Police is blaming the city's elected officials.
     The FOP reports that the number of fatal crashes has increased 29% from 2010 to 2011.
     The FOP attributes it to the decrease in the number of officers on the streets which was brought on by the city's budget problems.

     "It's quite a dramatic increase.  Our position on it, the reason we think this happened is because the lack of man power within the division of police. We had to transfer several officers out of traffic and put them out on patrol to answer calls," says FOP President Mike Sweeney.

     But Lexington Mayor Jim Gray said that public safety is the city's number one priority and pointed out the new recruit class of 25 officers that will take the streets sometime at the end of the year.
Share
0 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

No comments yet!
Most Popular
2014 36 Blitz: Corbin Redhounds
Perennial power under new leadership with unlikely connection to the program. Video Video
Kentucky town stuck with school after court order
A southwestern Kentucky community is stuck with an unused school at the moment after a judge issued an order stopping its sale for the moment.
Homemade Explosive Device Goes Off At Lafayette HS
Around 8:30 AM Wednesday an explosive device made out of a soda bottle went off. Nobody was injured. Police found two more devices, and depressurized them. Video Video
Arrest Made In Elderly Man’s Death
A couple of weeks ago an elderly man was brutally beaten to death at his Lexington apartment on Appian Way. Video Video
Soldiers deploying from Campbell, Bragg
Soldiers from two 101st Airborne Division brigades from Fort Campbell and from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, will deploy to Afghanistan, involving about 3,600 soldiers.
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.

WTVQ.com supports children's privacy rights. All persons under the age of 13 MUST have parental permission to use this website and direct parental supervision is strongly recommended.