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Officer Disciplined for Posting Romping Goat Photo on Facebook

September 27, 2010
Southfield (Mich.) police responded to a call of two baby goats romping on a residential roof, because keeping goats is illegal within city limits.

Stings, Stabs, and Bites

September 16, 2010

Nothing focuses the mind during a search warrant like discovering a diamondback rattlesnake in a dresser drawer.

Florida Deputies Handcuff 7-Foot Alligator

September 13, 2010
The 7 1/2-foot gator then violently rolled several times, hitting the wall and breaking off chunks of stucco. Once the gator stopped rolling, the deputies were able to secure its mouth with electrical tape and it's hind legs with handcuffs.

Bee Swarm Traps N.C. Deputy In Cruiser

August 18, 2010
Brandon Jenkins, a master deputy, pulled over to help a stopped trailer in Knightdale off Interstate 64. About 60 boxes of Italian bees had fallen from the vehicle. When Jenkins returned to his cruiser, the bees swarmed.

TASER and OC Fail To Stop Bulldog Attack on Patrol Car

March 16, 2010
When he felt his patrol car shaking while writing a report, a Chattanooga (Tenn.) police officer exited his vehicle to investigate. Officer Clayton Holmes, who had been running radar, saw a bulldog chewing on his vehicle.

Texas Officers Capture Goat After Foot Pursuit

March 1, 2010
Four Odessa (Texas) police officers, an off-duty motorcycle cop and two animal control officers eventually caught up with a rogue goat and apprehended the animal.

Bull Run: 1,400-Pound Steer Drags Officers Down N.J. Street

September 28, 2009
A 1,400-pound bull dragged officers who were attempting to return it to a slaughterhouse down the street during a 10-block run, before the animal was captured and returned, MyFoxNJ reports.

Dog Days of Summer (Part 4): Shooting to Kill

September 16, 2009
The use of deadly force in certain circumstances is readily justifiable, especially if you've attempted a less-lethal option first. Have a game plan for such eventualities at the outset.

Dog Days of Summer (Part 3): Less-Lethal vs. Vicious Dogs

September 10, 2009
Without formal training, police must rely on their preservation instinct and use whatever force is deemed necessary against attacking dogs. While lethal force is acceptable, it's a last resort. There's a less-lethal alternative that's proven effective, one I've personally employed countless times and highly recommend.

Dog Days of Summer (Part 2): Don't Just Shoot Them

September 3, 2009
Whenever another "family/friendly" dog is shot by LE, the condemnation by critics is immediate. I believe the days of the "just shoot them" policy are over. And if we don't solve the problem, someone from the outside will do it for us.

Dog Days of Summer (Part 1): Intro To Dog Attacks

August 13, 2009
The reality is street cops are the first responders to virtually every type of emergency, including dog attacks. The following figures on dog bites are both revealing and startling.

Gator Kills Attempted Auto Theft Suspect

November 15, 2007
A man who jumped into a lake apparently to flee police was killed by a nine-foot-long alligator.

Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's Agricultural Unit

October 1, 2007

Homer Brown, Larry Lingo, and Lowell Cain—the three detectives who work the Agricultural Unit of Hillsborough County, Fla.—aren't afraid to get down and dirty. "We just got done rounding up some cows at 10 this morning," says Det. Brown, referring to a case the trio and their horses handled on a hot, humid day last July.

TigerLight Fends Off Cougar, Saves Family

July 31, 2007
On July 4th Javier Rivera, a security guard at The Ant Farm in Hollywood, California sat at a picnic table in the hills outside San Diego with his three children and a niece, having lunch. The last thing on his mind was the possibility of a cougar attack. However, things were about to change.

Dealing with Vicious Dogs

May 9, 2007

Law enforcement training covers practically every conceivable aspect of use of force. However, an area that is glossed over by many agencies is policy, training, and tactics for dealing with vicious dogs.

Vicious dog attacks account for more than 100 fatalities and thousands of serious injuries every year. Police are usually the first responders to vicious dog reports and are often attacked by these dogs.

Cheyenne (Wyo.) Police Department

August 1, 2006

Cheyenne is a city with a relatively low crime rate, averaging one or two homicides a year, and is home to residents who seem to appreciate the work officers do.

Squirrels Don't Forget

January 1, 2003

Once that gray squirrel had settled into his new home, the California State Police officers who patrol the park experienced a dramatic increase in the number of squirrel bite reports. They went from none to 30 per day.

Not Your Average Off-Duty Arrest

June 1, 2002

Out of the trees came a charging, trumpeting bull elephant, apparently intent on stomping not only the ball, but all the players, too.

Fit For Duty--Fangs and Scales Don’t Mean Death

December 1, 2001

Beware and prepare for snakebites.

Shootin' the Bull Can Be More Than Idle Chit Chat

October 1, 1996

When looking at the man's driver's license, I noticed the bull was inch­ing back toward the freeway. I told the driver I would be right back and slipped across the lanes to drive the bull back into the lot, hoping to prevent more paperwork should the next driver fail to yield him the right-of-way.

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