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Angie Ishee,

Public Relations Manager and Trooper Connection Editor

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What If I Get Pulled Over?

What Should I Do if I Get Pulled Over by an Officer?


1. Follow all of the officer's directions.

2. Pull over as soon as possible - usually to the right and well onto the shoulder (unless the officer directs you otherwise).

3. Leave enough room for the officer to walk up to your car on the shoulder.

4. Put your car in "Park" and turn off the engine.

5. Turn on the flashers.

6. Turn off your radio.

7. Roll down your window.

8. Turn on the interior light.

9. Always stay in the vehicle unless directed otherwise by the officer. NEVER make a move to get out of the vehicle on your own.

10. Keep both hands where the officer can see them - preferably on the steering wheel. Do not look in your glove compartment, coat pocket, or other place inside the vehicle until directed to do so by the officer.

Used with permission of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Help Keep Troopers Safe

10 Easy Steps to Keep Officers Safe on the Road


Here are 10 easy steps you can take to make our roadways safer for officers, other first responders, and motorists to help decrease injuries and fatalities. Please remember these every time you're out on the road. Do your part to keep our troopers safe!

1. Focus on driving. Do not talk on your cell phone, eat, hunt for items in your vehicle, or engage in other distractions while driving.


2. Give officers room on the roadway. Slow down, move to the right, and stop if possible for emergency vehicles.


3. Move over. When you see a police vehicle stopped on the side of the road, slow down and, if possible, move one additional lane away from the stop.


4. Never drive on the shoulder of a highway. Police and other emergency vehicles often use the shoulder to get to traffic crashes and other incidents.


5. Watch officers' hands as they direct traffic. Follow their directions and drive through the area carefully.


6. Only drive when sober. Officer deaths caused by drunk drivers increased by more than 30 percent over the last three decades.


7. Drive within the speed limit. Exceeding the speed limit puts both yourself and others on the road at risk.


8. Keep the volume on your radio at a reasonable level. Excessive noise can prevent you from hearing an approaching emergency vehicle. 


9. Don't wear headphones while you drive. It's important to be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear emergency vehicles.


10. Report drunk drivers. If you see a drunk driver, reporting them can prevent a tragedy that could put others at risk.

Trooper Nicholas Dees

Let us never forget

Join us in remembering the life and service of Tpr. Nicholas Dees, 30, of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol who was struck and killed by a vehicle east of Shawnee on Jan. 31, 2015.

Tpr. Dees and Tpr. Keith Burch, 27, were investigating a wreck involving a semi-truck on I-40 at approximately 10 p.m. when a vehicle went around their patrol cars before striking both troopers. Dees died at the scene. Burch suffered serious injuries.

Both Dees and Burch graduated from the 61st OHP Academy in 2013.

Dees is the son of a retired trooper, and his lifelong dream was to be a trooper, according to his wife Brandi, in a statement read at the memorial service. She thanked the OHP for meeting the family's every need since his death. She also thanked people who have written and said kind things about her husband.

According to reports, the driver of the car they say hit Dees and Burch, Steven Wayne Clark, was charged with first-degree manslaughter. Authorities say he did not observe the state’s Move Over Law.

Dees became the 35th Oklahoma state trooper to die in the line of duty. He is survived by his wife and two young daughters.

The family of state troopers across the country mourns with the Dees family and the OHP family during this extremely difficult time, and extends its prayers for a complete recovery to Tpr. Burch.