Officers launch personal campaign telling drivers to Move Over
Wed, 14 May 2014 13:23:45 GMT —
Law enforcement officials across the country, including here in Ohio, are behind a new safety campaign that is going viral.
The #MoveOver campaign features pictures of officers, some with their families, asking to come home safely at the end of their shift.
The photos are being posted to social media and all use the hashtag #MoveOver.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol posted a picture of a Sergeant Vincent Shirey and his 5-month-old daughter holding a sign that reads, "Make sure my dad comes home tonight. #moveover"
"We've had more troopers killed being struck by vehicles then we have troopers killed by gunfire," said Sergeant Shirey.
In Ohio, law requires that motorists move over one lane when passing any vehicle with flashing or rotating lights parked on the roadside. That includes tow trucks and other service vehicles.
The Move Over campaign was started after a Nashville police officer was hit and killed on the side of the road this week.