Since my last post we've learned that the department is going to come down on Le Husband as harshly as we thought. The day after the accident the Sergeant actually ended up apologizing for being so hard on him the previous night. He told Le Husband that he is one of his best officers and was just bummed that it happened.
I guess they looked at the totality of the accident (suspect was armed and dangerous) and told Le Husband that he is a good officer and don't want to hold him back. So, he doesn't get some safety pin when time comes and the accident will just go in his file. BTW, the damage was much more minimal than he had thought.
All in all it turned out not that bad, but boy has he learned a lesson and is so thankful it wasn't as bad as it could have been.