Notice the suspect behind the car, apparently firing a gun – you see the smoke from the muzzle, and a split second later – the Shepherd Police Dog leaps across the roof of the auto, clamps onto the suspect, and brings him down so quickly – you’ll watch it several times to really appreciate the valor of this dog.
It appears to me that this may have been a training exercise, as the “suspect” looks like he’s wearing padded gear to protect him from the dog, but whether it’s a real take-down or not, the dog is still pretty darn impressive!
Everybody now, “Bad boy, bad boy, whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?”
A video published by my hometown newspaper, The (Canton) Repository. It shows Zeke, a police dog who is retiring, and his handler, K-9 Officer Chris Heslop. I was struck by the emotion in his voice when he talks about Zeke, and what his retirement will mean to the officer and his family.
Those of you who check in every day will remember this post from early April, where a man was charged with teasing a police dog. Seems the man was quite inebriated when he began barking at the dog who was confined in the back of a police cruiser. When asked what was going on, the man replied, “He started it.”
Now that the threat of a trial looms for this man, he is claiming that he was exercising his right to free speech by barking at the dog, so the law under which he was cited should be declared unconstitutional!
On the flip side, the police department (of Mason, Ohio) is saying that the man was creating a danger to the dog because by getting the dog stirred up, he was increasing the possibility that the dog might injure himself inside the cruiser.
What do you think? Is the man just an idiot or is he a criminal?