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Missouri Department Mourns Loss of K-9

Officers with the Eureka (MO) Police Department are mourning the loss of a K-9 recently diagnosed with an aggressive auto-immune disease.

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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.

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.

Indiana K-9 Killed While Tracking 2 Suspects Following Vehicle Pursuit

A K-9 with the Fishers (IN) Police Department was reportedly killed while tracking two suspects after a vehicle pursuit on Tuesday night.

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.

Texas Proposition 10 Would Allow Agencies' Handlers to Adopt Retired K-9s

"As they get older and more and more used to the families that they're around, these dogs, they're like a pet, and they love their handlers and their families," said Skinner, who is also the chairman of the legislative committee for the Sheriffs' Association of Texas. "So why not give them the ability if they're qualified to be a caretaker for their dog?"

Indiana Department Mourns Loss of Retired K-9

Officers with the Warsaw (IN) Police Department are mourning the loss of a K-9 that recently retired from the agency due to illness.