The police officer, who was not identified, was struck in the 2600 block of North Landing Road. Though the officer was apparently unhurt, the Pilot reported, he was nevertheless examined at an area hospital. WAVY-TV reported that the officer suffered minor leg injuries.
The driver, who was also not identified, was ticketed for failure to yield the right of way, the Pilot reported.
The primary responsibility of the Virginia Beach Police Department’s Motorcycle Unit is speed enforcement, according to the unit’s Web site. Officers selected for motorcycle duty must complete an 80-hour motorcycle course and other requirements.
Officers also attend interagency training to learn how to best escort VIPs. Members of the Motorcycle Unit have escorted the vice president and the first lady, according to the unit’s Web site. Officers also take weekend shifts where they represent the department at community events.
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