In December 2018, the Association of American Railroads’ Railway Alert Network (RAN) sent out a message highlighting the importance of situational awareness for law enforcement officers conducting operations on or near rail crossings and railroad tracks. This was prompted by the death of two Chicago police officers who were struck by a commuter railroad train while pursuing a suspected shooter.

RAN encourages wide dissemination of the message to law enforcement agencies and organizations.

Download the RAN Situational Awareness Message >>