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California Officer Bitten by K-9, Shoots Dog

June 23, 2015  | 

Tragedy struck the Richmond (Calif.) Police Department's K-9 Unit on Tuesday morning after an officer was forced to shoot a police dog.

It happened about 6:45 a.m. in the parking lot behind the police station on Regatta Blvd.

Officials say an officer went out there and was attacked by the dog. Details have not been released as to how the dog attacked him, KGO TV reports.

The officer's wounds have been treated at a local hospital. The K-9 is in critical condition at a veterinary hospital. 

Comments (4)

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Jon Retired LEO @ 6/23/2015 3:41 PM

Oh man, Bad all the way around. Have to wait for more information on this one but sounds sad.

kevCopAz @ 6/23/2015 4:39 PM

Sad, but one of the first rules that we are told when we start by any FTO (and any K-9 handler) is that the K-9 only knows and loves the handler, it doesn't "see blue" and know a good guy from a bad guy unless the handler tells it so. Yet there is a problem with a K-9 that attacks without being told to do so by the handler or protecting the handler when they bare obviously being attacked. Guess when the facts are known we can judge. We may have a dog not suited for police work, a handler not suited for K-9 work or an officer that panicked and helped cause the incident. Wait and see.

DEADMAN @ 6/24/2015 3:18 AM

I hope the dog recovers completely and is retired.

Tone @ 6/25/2015 10:15 PM

Wow finally a tragic incident and Al Sharpton isn't mentioned. I hope the dog recovers soon.

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