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Ill. Police Dog Killed In Code 3 Crash

August 5, 2013
A Peru (Ill.) Police dog died Saturday when the handler's vehicle was struck by another vehicle while responding to an armed robbery call. Kali, a female Belgian Malinois, was ejected from the vehicle and fatally injured during the accident.

U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors

August 1, 2013

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service started a K-9 detection program that uses Labrador mixes to locate illegally transported exotic animals and products at five U.S. airports. Video by Kareem Girgis. Read the full story here.

Video: U.S. Fish & Wildlife's K-9 Detectors

July 31, 2013
Just as detector dogs can be trained to locate narcotics or bomb-making materials, they can also be trained to find exotic animals smuggled through U.S. airports.

Killing Police Animals Now a Felony In New York

July 30, 2013
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation that now makes it a felony to kill a police dog or horse, increasing the penalty from a misdemeanor when the law goes into effect in November.

Fla. K-9 Apprehends Murder Suspect, Retires

July 29, 2013
A Hillsborough County (Fla.) Sheriff's police dog nabbed one last suspect, who was wanted for murder, before retiring Friday to cap a successful career, the agency said.

Brief Your Force About New Special Units

July 2, 2013
Police departments are not powered by electricity or petroleum; they run off rumor and innuendo. If you start something new and don't tell anyone, the rumor mill will create its job description.

Ala. Handler Forced to Kill K-9 Who Attacked Him

July 1, 2013
A Hanceville (Ala.) Police K-9 handler shot and killed his canine companion late last month after the dog attacked him and began biting his head.

Ind. Deputy Wounded, K-9 Killed In Standoff

June 25, 2013
Two Indiana State Police SWAT teams ended a 10-hour standoff late Monday with an emotionally disturbed former firefighter, who surrendered after wounding a deputy and killing a police dog.

Ariz. Cop Wounded, K-9 Killed In Deadly Shootout

June 21, 2013
A Glendale (Ariz.) Police officer was wounded and his police dog was killed in a gunfight that also claimed the life of the suspect late Thursday.

Ga. K-9 Dies After Being Left In Cruiser

June 20, 2013
A Woodstock (Ga.) Police officer has been placed on administrative leave after his K-9 died of heat stroke caused when the officer left him in his patrol car at home.

Steelers QB Offers K-9 Grants to Agencies

June 14, 2013
The Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund has announced the new grant guidelines for the 2013 grant cycle. The majority of the grants distributed will help K-9 units to purchase dogs and dog safety vests, but other types of needs are also considered.

Md. Man Arrested for Barking at Police Dog

June 13, 2013
Frederick (Md.) Police arrested a man who hissed and barked at a police dog during a vehicle stop on Monday.

New Ala. Law Criminalizes Attacks On Police Dogs

June 6, 2013
The law makes it a misdemeanor to harass or interfere with a police or search and rescue dog in the performance of its duties. Harassment could include distracting a dog by shouting, throwing an object, shining a flashlight or tossing out food.

Ky. K-9 Pays Respects To Fallen Handler

June 3, 2013
Bardstown (Ky.) Police Officer Jason Ellis was laid to rest Thursday after a funeral service that drew hundreds of law enforcement officers from surrounding states.

State Police: Ky. Officer's Killing Premeditated

May 27, 2013
Bardstown (Ky.) Police Officer Jason Ellis was fatally shot early Saturday morning as he removed debris that had been intentionally placed on an exit ramp of the Blue Grass Parkway as part of a murder plot, the Kentucky State Police said Sunday.

'Indestructible' Minn. K-9 Euthanized

May 6, 2013
A Minnesota agency's police dog euthanized April 30 left a lasting legacy in law enforcement after enduring a stabbing, kicking, and near drowning.

Dogs, Drugs, and the Fourth Amendment

May 3, 2013

Two cases from Florida have brought the U.S. Supreme Court to two different conclusions regarding K-9 searches in 2013. One is an affirmation of existing practice, but the other breaks new ground and imposes new limits.

5 Tips for Joining a K-9 Unit

April 26, 2013
Have you noticed there are very few female K-9 handlers in law enforcement? Don't let that deter you. If you’re motivated to join a K-9 unit, use these five tips to prepare and achieve your goal.

K-9 Kennel for Pickups

April 17, 2013
The kennel occupies the entire rear seating area of a pickup and allows more room for the K-9, saving wear and tear on the joints in hips, shoulders, and legs, and providing better ventilation between the front cab area and the interior of the kennel.

Police: Ousted Nev. Lawmaker Attacked K-9 with Wrench

April 1, 2013
Steven Brooks was jailed in California's San Bernardino County after being subdued with punches and a Taser. Police alleged he attacked a police dog with a wrench.
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