FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

Massachusetts K-9 Receives State Valor Award for Protecting Handler

November 20, 2014  | 

Handler Officer Chris Alberini with Dax (Photo: Ashland (Mass.) PD)
Handler Officer Chris Alberini with Dax (Photo: Ashland (Mass.) PD)

An Ashland, Mass., police dog Wednesday became the first dog to receive a state heroism award named for a Massachusetts state trooper killed in the line of duty, his handler said.

Officer Chris Alberini told the Boston Globe his dog, Dax, saved him from being shot when he climbed into an attic where a suspect was hiding with a shotgun.

“If Dax hadn’t been there, I’d be dead,” Alberini said.

Alberini and Dax were both presented with medals of valor at the Trooper L. George L. Hanna Memorial Awards for Bravery at the State House. The award’s namesake was killed during a traffic stop in Auburn in 1983.

Comments (3)

Displaying 1 - 3 of 3

Capt. Crunch @ 11/20/2014 11:20 PM

A man's best friend for sure.

Betty Echols @ 11/21/2014 11:12 AM

What a beautiful amazing K9.....Love all our K9 Officers

Helen Fuentes Peaks @ 11/23/2014 6:23 AM

What a true Hero! God Bless you both.

Join the Discussion

POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Video: Thousands Gather to Remember WA Deputy Slain Responding to Robbery
Pierce County Deputy Daniel McCartney's friends and family spoke of him as a doting...
Man Arrested in Shooting and Robbery of Off-Duty FL Officer
Kionne Bell, 22, was being held in jail with no bond on charges including attempted...
Video: AZ Suspect Linked to 9 Murders in 3 Weeks, Police Say
After he was arrested, police kept "digging," Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said...
Slain Deputy Marshal Was Army Vet, Father of 2
Deputy marshal Christopher David Hill, 45, died in the line of duty Thursday morning while...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
Police Magazine