The primary mission of a law enforcement K-9 is to mitigate risks for both officers and the public. Which means a lot of K-9s get injured and killed on the job.
K-9 Mick, whose human partner was shot and wounded early Wednesday morning in Southwest Portland, Ore., was found dead from gunshot wounds after a widespread search. See Full Story Here.
The Anaheim (Calif.) PD police dog shot in the face during a confrontation with a suspect was expected to undergo additional surgery Friday to repair his shattered jaw. Read Full Story Here.
Upon their crossing, the trackers noticed that leaves blanketing the side of a steep hill had been disturbed. Regrouping with his K-9, Pagerly gave him the search command and released him again. Jynx appeared to immediately find an odor and began moving rapidly up hill and toward Hawk Mountain Road.
An Anaheim, Calif., police dog that was shot in the face Thursday while chasing probation suspects was able to eat under his own power for the first time Sunday in what police officials are calling “an important step to his recovery.” Read Full Story Here.
An Anaheim, Calif., police dog underwent surgery Thursday night and remained heavily sedated in "a lot of pain" after being struck by a bullet in the face during a confrontation with a gunman. Police later shot and killed the gunman. Read Full Story Here.