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The man shot and killed Gary police K-9 Falco during a foot pursuit in July 2023; Falco served with the department for 8 years
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“Coba served on SLED’s SWAT Team and SLED’s K9 Tracking Team... [keeping] communities, SLED’s law enforcement partners, and his...team safe,” a release said
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K-9 Ayke, who is the subject of an internal affairs investigation after biting an officer at a crime scene, has bitten more people than any other dog with the department
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Trooper Aaron Pelletier, who was killed during a traffic stop, will receive two posthumous awards, including a Lifesaving Medal for saving a motorcyclist a week before he died
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“We wish you the longest, healthiest, laziest retirement chasing squirrels instead of bad guys!” the Allen County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook
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Adlerhorst International shares the name of Adolf Hitler’s bunker; the company’s president stated that the name was related to a dog’s bloodline and not to Nazi war efforts
Pasadena Police Department officers shot the man, who had previously fled a traffic stop, after he reached for a gun during a struggle with K-9 who latched on to him
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K-9 Eli, described as a “brave, selfless dog,” served with the Elizabeth Township Police Department since 2016
This year, 26 K-9s who died in the line of duty in 2023 will be honored at the memorial service, hosted by the National Police Dog Foundation
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The deputy who cared for Kona after the K-9’s retirement in 2023 surrendered her to an animal shelter without notifying or receiving approval from the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office
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“This is a friendly dog, he found you! We’re gonna get you home, OK?” Greenwood Village Police Department Officer Austin Speer told the woman
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The report details how non-detonable training aids help K-9s learn specific odors of different types of explosives while eliminating the risks of using traditional, live explosives
Veterinarians play a vital role in emergency situations, not only caring for the K-9 officers, but also tending to pets affected by disaster
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The AKC Canine Officer program was created to recognize the important work that K-9 officers perform in public service roles for government agencies every day
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We’ve curated a list of 10 essential pieces of tactical gear for K-9s, including eye and ear protection, harnesses and more
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“Nadia still has a lot of life in her and plenty she can still do at the VPD. The dog’s main purpose is to work. And this dog is not grieving. The dog just wants to work,” Chief Penny Jones stated
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Add these 12 tactical gear picks for dogs to your Amazon cart to ensure your pet’s safety and health outdoors
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Denver Sheriff’s Department K-9 Riggs will be rehomed, not euthanized, following behavior issues, such as snapping at his handler’s family
The law increases penalties for anyone who assaults or kills a law enforcement animal, including a hefty fine on top of paying for medical costs
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Brad Smith, who had retired after 30 years of service, also designed and implemented a K-9 SWAT & K-9 Patrol Tactical School known as S.K.I.D.D.S. and CATS
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“Multiple officers from multiple area commands... knew what to do, knew how to respond, knew how to shut down traffic, and they did that,” SWAT Commander Bryan Peterson said. “Ultimately, that’s what saved Enzo’s life. “
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K-9 Rivan, who was assigned to the Sussex I State Prison, “lost his life while potentially saving the lives of two people, his assigned officer and an inmate,” VADOC said
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LVMPD K-9 Enzo was deployed to stop a knife-wielding man who lit a fire in an apartment building; the man stabbed Enzo after being bitten
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The primary responsibility of K-9 Pasky, named after Officer Anthony “Pasky” Pasquarello, is “to provide comfort, care, and support to our dedicated staff,” said Essex County Sheriff Kevin Coppinger
The officer, who is still with the department but was demoted to a position that separated him from his K-9 partner, alleged that he was called names, maligned by false rumors and retaliated against by department leaders
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The 32nd annual K-9 Trials saw K-9s and their handlers showcase agility and detection prowess, with proceeds supporting law enforcement initiatives