Addison's police get a greener way to roll

By Bill Sullivan

It's another night on the beat in Addison, Texas, and Officer Michael Murphy is getting ready for work. But, instead of checking out a squad car and patrolling the streets, Murphy straps on a helmet, climbs aboard a Segway "personal transporter," and is off to survey the scene in nearby Addison Circle Park.

In a matter of minutes, he pursues a pair of scofflaw skateboarders, answers a few questions about his curious mode of transportation from a passerby, and engages two small children in a quick race: All in a different kind of night's work aboard a vehicle on the cutting edge of law enforcement.

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