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Teen Charged as Adult in Florida K-9′s Death

October 12, 2018
A 17-year-old had his case upgraded to adult status Thursday morning in the Sept. 30 shooting death of a Jacksonville, FL, police dog following an armed carjacking and chase, according to the State Attorney’s Office.

Tennessee Sheriff's Bloodhound Dies Suddenly

October 11, 2018
They rushed her to the UT College of Veterinary Medicine in Knoxville, but vets were unable to revive her. They believe she died of a previously undetected medical condition.

New Jersey Officer Arrested for Role in 2013 Arrest that Left Subject with 200 Stitches

October 11, 2018
An officer with the Atlantic City (NJ) Police Department has been arrested in connection with a June 2013 arrest that left a Linwood man with 200 stitches from wounds suffered from his K-9 partner.

LAPD K-9 Locates Missing 9-Year-Old Girl

October 11, 2018
The Los Angeles Police Department posted a picture of Molly on Facebook with the caption, "Hi. My name is 'Molly' and I’m a bloodhound for the LAPD. Today they called me to the scene of a missing 9 year old girl."

How Police Agencies Can Help Prevent K-9 Duty Deaths

October 5, 2018
A police K-9 is not just a member of the department—they are also a family member of the handler. Handlers and their K-9 partners basically spend their lives together—off duty and on—for many years. Most handlers keep their dogs after the animal is retired from active duty. The bond between a handler and "man's best friend" is truly unique. When a police dog dies in the line of duty, the emotional impact is just as difficult—albeit decidedly different—as when a human partner is killed.

Teen Charged in Florida K-9's Death

October 3, 2018
Florida authorities say a teenager has been charged in the armed carjacking that resulted in the death of a police dog named Fang.

Canines Bring Comfort to Victims

October 2, 2018

The goal whenever a comfort dog is used during a crisis is to "calm people down then push them off to the resources they need. We also do a lot of work with first responders, especially in debriefings."

Florida K-9 Shot and Killed Pursuing Carjacking Suspect

October 1, 2018
K-9 Fang was shot and killed when officers responded to a call of an armed carjacking taking place just before 0320 hours on Sunday.

Texas Deputy Dies of Heart Attack During K-9 Training

September 28, 2018
Deputy Sheriff Mark Cox of the Real County (TX) Sheriff's Office suffered a fatal heart attack while conducting canine training on Tuesday.

Video: Florida K-9 Takes Down Man Suspected of Attempted Kidnaping

September 19, 2018
Body-worn video showed K-9 "Titan" grab and hold onto 24-year-old Kevin Wilson, who had reportedly climbed into a second-story window, grabbed a child and fled. K-9 "Titan" and his handler found the suspect in a wooded area and took him into custody.

Florida K-9 Takes Down Man Suspected of Attempted Kidnaping

September 19, 2018
Body-worn video showed the K-9—named "Titan"—grab and hold onto 24-year-old Kevin Wilson, who had reportedly climbed into a second-story window, grabbed a child and fled. K-9 "Titan" and his handler found the suspect in a wooded area and took him into custody.

Indiana K-9 Removed from Duty after Killing another Dog at "Bacon Fest"

September 18, 2018
A police dog with the Portage (IN) Police Department has been removed from duty after it reportedly attacked and killed a Yorkshire Terrier at a public festival on Saturday.

Video: Indiana Officer Collapses and Dies Following Pursuit of Suspected Car Thief

September 12, 2018
Officer David Tinsley of the Fort Wayne (IN) Police Department reportedly died from Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease according to an autopsy report issued Wednesday morning from the Allen County Coroner's Office. Fort Wayne Police Chief Steve Reed called Tinsley "a cop's cop."

Texas Sheriff: Illegal Immigrants "Destroyed" Valued Search Dogs

September 4, 2018
The Aransas County (TX) Sheriff's Office said in a Facebook post that two tracking dogs that have in the past been instrumental in locating individuals with dementia and Alzheimer’s that wandered away from their homes were strangled by individuals believed to be in this country illegally.

Officer Injured, K-9 Killed in Collision During Pursuit

September 3, 2018
A police officer with the Riverhead (NY) Police Department was injured and a K9 died in an incident that started at a DWI checkpoint on Sunday morning.

Ohio Officer Forced to Shoot K-9 Partner During Attack in Training

September 2, 2018
An Ohio officer shot his police dog after it attacked him, leaving him with serious bite wounds, the Columbus Police Department said in a written statement.

South Carolina K-9 Handler Suspended for Dog's "Hot Car" Death

August 24, 2018
Officer David Hurt of the Columbia (SC) Police Department has been suspended without pay for five days for leaving his partner—a Labrador retriever mix named "Turbo"—in a patrol vehicle where the dog was exposed to extreme heat and later died.

Texas Officer Died of Heart Attack After Training

August 22, 2018
He had spent approximately one hour in a bite suit during the training. Afterwards, he returned home where he collapsed.

Louisiana K-9 Shot, Killed in Pursuit of Attempted Murder Suspect

August 20, 2018
The Lincoln Parish (LA) Sheriff's Office announced that K-9 Boco was shot and killed on Friday during the pursuit of a suspect wanted for second-degree attempted murder.

Judge Calls St. Paul Officer "Reckless" in Lawsuit Over K-9 Attack on Innocent Bystander

August 15, 2018
“Both the city and (the involved police officer) have acknowledged that what happened was a terrible mistake,” Tunheim wrote in his decision. “(Officer Thaddeus) Schmidt’s contention is that his actions, while negligent, did not rise to the level of a constitutional violation. But even taking the facts in the light most favorable to Schmidt, his actions were more than negligent. They were reckless.”
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