On Friday, June 4, 2021, about 11:45 am, a Livermore Police Motorcycle Officer was attacked during a traffic enforcement stop on northbound Isabel Ave. between Interstate 580 and Portola Ave.
The officer providing extra enforcement efforts on Isabel Ave. due to the high quantity of collisions, dangerous driving and complaints from the community about speeders in this area.
The Officer stopped the suspect vehicle for a vehicle code violation and the suspect driver yielded to the side of the road. Just as the Livermore officer was beginning to dismount his motorcycle, the suspect driver abruptly put the truck into reverse and accelerated at a high rate of speed backward directly at the Officer and his motorcycle, leaving tire skid marks on the roadway.
The Officer was forced to jump from his motorcycle into an incoming lane of traffic on Isabel Ave, narrowly escaping the blatant attack and the potential of being struck by passing traffic. The suspect vehicle backed over the Officer’s police motorcycle causing significant damage and rendering it disabled. The suspect vehicle fled the scene.
Other officers responding for emergency assistance to the injured Officer located and pursued the suspect vehicle as it was fleeing. The vehicle pursuit was ultimately cancelled due to safety concerns for the public and Officers involved.
The suspects and suspect vehicle are currently still outstanding.
- Suspect Vehicle: Toyota Tundra crew cab (4 doors), brown in color
The LPD Officer that was attacked during this incident sustained injuries, which he was treated for and released.
Livermore Police Chief Jeramy Young said the following, “This act of violence against our officer is absolutely unacceptable. Our officers put their lives on the line for our community and an attack on an officer is an attack on our community. We will work tirelessly to bring this offender to justice.”
The Livermore Police Department is seeking community assistance and asking anyone with information or video regarding this assault to contact us at Livermore Police Department Tip-Line at (925) 371-4790, reference LPD Case # 21-2668. Callers may remain anonymous.
Information released by the Livermore Police Department