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Virginia Department Mourns Loss of Recently Retired K-9 "Ringo"

The Christiansburg (VA) Police Department is mourning the death of K-9 officer, Ringo, who recently retired from service following five years of service to the department.

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Pennsylvania K-9 Succumbs to Internal Illness

Police Chief Bob O’Neill said that Gunner had been with the police department for several years.

Pennsylvania Department Adds 2 K-9 Officers to its Ranks

K-9s "Bolt" and "Linc" are the newest members of the Warminster Township (PA) Police Department.

Florida Department Raising Funds to Add K-9 Unit

The agency says that with financial support, the agency will pay for a new K-9, its training, veterinary care, food, and other supplies needed to maintain a K-9 unit.

Florida K-9 Killed, Suspect Wounded Outside Shopping Mall

Though mortally wounded, Cigo was still able to reach the suspect while he was still firing at law enforcement. Authorities returned fire, striking the suspect several times. That suspect was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

New York Department Mourns Loss of K-9 Battling Cancer

Officers with the Lewiston (NY) Police Department said goodbye to K-9 "Taser" following a battle with cancer.

9-Year-Old Girl Spends Allowance on Treats to Thank K-9 for Protecting Her School

A 9-year-old Haverhill, MA, girl has been recognized by the Massachusetts State Police for her generosity after she saved up her allowance to buy treats for a K-9 officer’s partner that helped keep her school safe during a manhunt for an armed suspect in August.

Training the Bomb Hunters

Person-Borne Explosives Detection Dogs can detect explosives being carried on the body of a moving person.

Some Agencies Fitting K-9s with Cameras

It's so the officers can better assess what they are up against before they go into a situation. "If we have a really close encounter with armed people it doesn't work out well for anyone," said Shawn Gore, Portland, Oregon, police K-9 officer. "If we can gain distance it gives us lots of options to negotiate and de-escalate."

NFL Quarterback Awards Grant for K-9 Unit to Kentucky Police Department

"With the K-9 Unit, the Villa Hills Police Department can provide the utmost level of law enforcement protection to its citizens and strive to meet its motto of 'Continuing Excellence'," said Villa Hills Police Sergeant Matthew Hall, said in a statement on