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Mass. Police Dog Locates, Fires Handgun

March 04, 2013  | 

A Massachusetts police dog searching for a handgun not only found the weapon but fired it with his paw, a police chief said Sunday.

No one was injured when K-9 search dog Ivan discharged a bullet as he indicated the gun's location, Lawrence Police Chief John Romero told CNN.

Ivan's handler, Essex County Sheriff's Lt. John Pickles, commanded the dog to search for a gun after a shell casing was found in the backseat of the car, Romero said. Ivan is trained "to paw" if he finds something.

Read the full CNN story.

Tags: K-9 Units, Search and Seizure, Essex County (Mass.) Sheriff


Comments (11)

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martyb @ 3/4/2013 4:49 PM

Always remember to keep your paws (canine or otherwise) off of the trigger until you are sure of your target... Woof...Woof...
Good Doggie! Just Glad no one was hurt...

vincenzino @ 3/4/2013 4:53 PM

RUH-ROH!!!!

Bman @ 3/4/2013 5:29 PM

ha ha ruh-roh is a good thought when picturing the dog looking at you like wtf... Do I still get my cong?

Chuck @ 3/4/2013 5:32 PM

My k9 locked me out of my house one time. I had to call the fire dept to let me back in

Kevin @ 3/4/2013 7:28 PM

The only thing I want to know is, was he qualified with that type of firearm? :)

Ofc Pyatt @ 3/5/2013 1:46 AM

Maybe it was a "warning shot"......lol !!

Jelly @ 3/5/2013 4:45 AM

Does this mean that the Obama administration is going to make dogs file for a background check from now on?

Bill D @ 3/5/2013 5:01 AM

You NEVER train a dog trained for explosives (gun dogs) to paw any-freakin-thing!!!!

Bob@Az. @ 3/5/2013 10:53 AM

Does he get to sit in his kennel for three days? Was he tested for any substance? Paw print run through AFIS? Has he talked to the Dept. shrink yet? Did he have his Rep there with him? Inquiring minds want to know. Good Doggy!!!

Frank @ 3/6/2013 7:45 AM

The word is out Ivan looking for his own reality show.

John @ 3/7/2013 4:33 AM

Will Ivan have to spend a year in a Massachusetts prison for "handling" & discharging a handgun? I doubt if he has a state firearms license.

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