Sleeping Heroes

September 27, 2017

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Photo Credit: Kim Logan-Maus & Fort Lauderdale Police Department

“Well it’s 0500 and it’s been coming down pretty hard since about 0330. Had a few tornadoes touch down and the flooding is getting bad. We are all hunkered down in our shelters and I roll over on my make shift cot to see my K9 buddy “hand in paw” with his partner. And Irma rages on.”

From the Facebook page of #LoveWhatMatters

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Memorial Marker for Jethro

September 26, 2017

Jethro memThose of you who’ve been following this blog for awhile will remember Jethro, a Canton police department K-9 officer who was killed in the line of duty. His memorial stone has now been placed at the cemetery where all local K-9 officers are laid to rest. Very handsome sculpture of a very handsome dog. (The PK9A logo is for Police K-9 Association, which is instrumental in training and supporting K-9 Officers and their handlers in Ohio.)

Incidentally, I ran into Officer Ryan Davis the other day with his new K-9 partner, Tuko. Unfortunately, Tuko isn’t nearly as social as Jethro was, so I was unable to play with him, but he’s doing a great job learning his new duties.

And, every dog on the force is now outfitted in a bullet-proof, stab-resistant vest, courtesy of the funds raised after Jethro’s death.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Sad News from Tennessee

August 3, 2017

On Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at approximately 0500 hours, the City of Crossville Police Department assisted the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office, who were attempting to stop a stolen semi-truck, which was traveling down a secluded dirt road off of Genesis Road. With City and County law enforcement in pursuit, the semi-truck wrecked in the woods and the suspect/driver fled on foot.

K9-Lt. Bart Riden and Police K9 Cain gave chase. K9 Cain made contact with the suspect, identified as Dustin Dixon – 28 – Crossville, TN, hiding in the woods. [Read more]

A Deputy and His Dog

November 10, 2016

deputy-and-dogGotta love it when the K-9 is bigger than the deputy!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Way to go, K-9 Terry!

August 17, 2016

facebook_1471472986954From the Facebook page of the Bernalillo County (NM) Sheriff’s Office

[August 16, 2016] at about 8:30am a vehicle was stopped for a traffic violation in the area of I-40 near the Atrisco Vista Exit. During the traffic stop Police Service Dog Terry alerted on the vehicle. 210 pounds of Marijuana was located in the vehicle and the Arizona driver was arrested.

You go, Terry! Woot! Woot!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Friday Funny: K-9 Tear Gas

August 12, 2016

Tear Gas

Look closely at the vest pocket. I missed it the first time!

Have a great weekend.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

K-9 Inka Dies in Hot Car in Georgia

June 15, 2016

It has happened again. A police officer left his K-9 partner in the car and the dog died. It’s not only tragic, it’s inexcusable. [Read more]

Gunner, Representing Stark Parks

May 13, 2016

Gunner Stark ParksI spent most of the day today at the Stark County Exceptional Olympics, an annual event showcasing the athletic skills of special needs students from 10 area school districts.

I’ve gone to Exceptional Olympics nearly every one of the past 15 years, and this year I was lucky enough to meet Gunner, who was at the event representing Stark Parks.

What a beautiful boy!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Canton PD K-9 Tuko Completing His Training This Week

April 25, 2016

Fox 8 News in Cleveland is reporting that Canton’s newest K-9 will be ready to roll starting in May. You might recall that Tuko is the dog chosen as the successor to Jethro after the latter was killed in the line of duty. Tuko will graduate from his training this week and start serving and protecting in early May.

Congrats to Tuko and Officer Ryan Davis.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Friday Funny: Police Report

April 22, 2016

K9 Report

Most cops will tell you the worst part of their job is writing reports. I guess this one wasn’t so hard, though.

Enjoy your weekend.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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