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To K-9 handler Doug Lewis, his dogs are his partners. It eats at him that he couldn’t protect Chip
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From quality gloves to Tecnu skin cleanser, here are some essential items to help make you more successful with your furry partner
Based on the “totality of the circumstances,” the officer had reasonable suspicion to extend the traffic stop in a drug courier case
Ex-New Canaan police officer David Rivera Jr. was sentenced to two years in prison for first-degree malicious killing of dogs at the training center he owned
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Madison County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Archer assisted in the arrest of a felony suspect before the episode; he was rushed to a veterinary hospital, where he later died
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“Tractor Supply’s longstanding support for those who serve our country and communities is rooted in our mission and values,” said Marti Skold-Jordan, manager of the Tractor Supply Company Foundation
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“[K-9] Malice was not only a loyal partner, he was a trusted and loved member of my family,” said Deputy Jantzen Ward, Malice’s handler. “He will be missed and never forgotten”
K-9 Micky has shown significant improvement since the May 13 incident; the suspect faces charges including cruelty to a police dog and resisting arrest with a deadly weapon
Vancouver Police released a K-9 to stop the assault suspect fleeing on foot; the man screamed “I’m ready to die” as he pulled a gun from his waistband
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Savannah PD Chief David Vincent said that the department consists of only three officers and that it considered K-9 Horus to be its fourth; Horus’s death is under investigation
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Richland County Sheriff’s Department K-9 Wick was struck and killed by a car when his leash broke and he chased a suspect who ran across the highway
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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
In foot pursuits, are you a Shepherd, Border Collie, Bloodhound, Pointer, or a hybrid?
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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
Take care of your companions, even when you’re on a long shift
Show your pet’s public safety pride with these pet sweaters, tags and costumes
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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