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Go, Dog, Go!

fast_dogEver wonder how fast a police dog can run? Check out this short video from the Vietnam Dog Handler Association.

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?”

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

A few thoughts on police dogs

Photo: Jonathan Palmer / Herald Leader

If you’re one of the few people on the planet who hasn’t yet “liked” the Brimfield Police Department’s Facebook page, here’s what you’re missing. (Note: Brimfield is a very small town in Northeastern Ohio, yet their page has more likes than most major metropolises. A big reason why is posts like this one from Chief Oliver.)
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One Last Ride for K-9 Officer Kora

Photo: Richard Messina / Hartford Courant

From the Hartford Courant via Life With Dogs: Kora, an 11-year old German Shepherd, retired in August after nine years of service with the West Hartford K-9 Unit. Everyone expected her to live out her retirement with her handler, Officer Eric Rocheleau. However, he noticed that she was beginning to seem sluggish, so he took her to the vet last Monday.
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Is Barking Covered by the First Amendment?

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?

Until next time,

Good day, and good dog!