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California Sheriff's Office Releases Thanksgiving Video Starring K-9s

A video by the Placer County (CA) Sheriff's Office of several of its K-9s dressed in human clothing—with the animals' handlers using hand gestures to anthropomorphize the dogs as human attendees at a Thanksgiving holiday dinner—has gone viral.

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Video: K-9 Helps Take Down Assailant Who Punched Officer in Face

A resistive subject who punched a police officer in upstate New York learned the hard way that the officer he had just assaulted is also a K-9 handler.

Arizona Police K-9 Dies of Cancer

Officers with the Yuma (AZ) Police Department are mourning the loss of K-9 Bolo, who has succumbed to cancer at seven years old.

Arizona K-9 Shot and Killed by Fleeing Assault Suspect

Officers with the El Mirage (AZ) Police Department are mourning the loss of one of their K-9s after he was shot and killed by a suspect on Friday night.

Utah K-9 Killed After Running into Traffic

Deputies with the Davis County Sheriff's Office are mourning the loss of K-9 Chopper, who got out of the kennel in his handler's patrol vehicle and ran into traffic, where he was struck by a car and killed.

Heroic Animals Honored at Washington, DC, Ceremony

Bucca, a New York Fire Department accelerant detection dog who has aided in the investigations of numerous arsons and dozens of murders, was one of the recipients of a medal of honor for heroic animals.

Ohio K-9 Retires After 5 Years of Service

The Kent (OH) Police Department announced on social media on Tuesday that a beloved K-9 named Iron has retired from duty after five years of service.

When Can You Extend a Traffic Stop?

A K-9 sniff of a suspect's car led to a drug conviction and a 7th Circuit ruling on traffic stop length.

Texas Law Now Allows K-9 Handlers to Adopt Retiring Police Dogs

Voters overwhelmingly approved a constitutional amendment that allows dogs, horses or other law enforcement animals to be adopted at no cost by their handlers or other “qualified” caretakers.

2 Phoenix Officers Injured During Standoff with Gunman

Two officers with the Phoenix Police Department were injured during a standoff with a man who had "pistol whipped" a 69-year-old woman and threatened other residents in a home on Sunday night.