K9 Officer Bronx Given Hero’s Retirement Sendoff as He’s Adopted by His Human Partner

K9 OFFICER BRONX WITH HANDLER CHRIS DALTON.

White culture on fine display in Bakersfield, California.

Daily Mail

This is the touching moment Belgian Malinois, ‘Bronx’, is given a guard of honour after eight years service with the force.

Bronx leaves the police station in Bakersfield, California for the last time to a round of applause from his human colleagues.

The nine-year-old dog is accompanied by his handler Senior Officer Chris Dalton as he finishes his final shift.

‘He is one of the longest serving K9s our agency has ever had.

‘Chris and Bronx have been partners since January 2010, and have served on the SWAT Team since 2014.

‘Bronx has done numerous demos for schools and tour groups at our department, and has been awarded many awards throughout the years for his dedication, skills, and work.

‘Thank you for being a loyal K9 all these years, Bronx.’

Police Dog Apprehends Naked Rape Suspect Who Speaks No English

An Indiana police dog bit a naked illegal immigrant, hopefully taking off his penis, during the course of an arrest.

Good boy!

Courier-Press

With the help of a police dog, police apprehended a man they suspect raped a woman in an Evansville park early Friday.

Emanuel Vasquez was arrested on charges of felony rape, residential entry and resisting law enforcement after he fled – naked – from a police officer who arrived to help the woman.

The incident occurred in Lorraine Park.

The woman told police that she was walking alone to a friend’s house on the Southeast Side of Evansville around 2 a.m. Friday.

During the walk, a man approached her. The man “seemed friendly,” the woman told police, “and she believed that she would be safer walking with him than walking alone,” according to the probable cause affidavit.

The pair stopped to sit on a bench at Lorraine Park, and the man gave her a bottle of beer. He then “began caressing her body” and stripped naked, according to the affidavit.

The woman told police she tried to run, but the man tripped her. He climbed on top of her, pulled off her jeans and underwear, and raped her.

The woman fought to get free, and when she did she ran to a nearby house. The neighbor who answered the door called the police.

When the police officer arrived the man was still standing nearby, naked, according to the affidavit.

He ran from the officer. A police dog found Vasquez hiding on the porch of a house on the same block.

Vasquez did not comply with the officers’ orders to surrender, and was bitten by the dog during the arrest.

It was later discovered that Vasquez spoke little to no English.

The woman later identified a photo of Vasquez as the man who raped her, according to the affidavit.

When man and doggo team up, nothing is impossible!

Police Dogs Shot in Line of Duty in Separate Incidents Still Recovering

CANINE OFFICER BLADE. SHOT IN JAW, WILL BE RETIRED.

BLADE WITH HIS HUMAN PARTNER.

Two police dogs, shot in separate incidents hundreds of miles apart are recovering nicely from their wounds, according to reports.

Canine Officer Blade was shot while chasing a black suspect who was subsequently killed by police.

ABC7 Chicago

GARY, Ind. (WLS) — A police dog wounded in a shootout in Gary, Ind., last month got new X-rays Tuesday.

Blade, a 6-year-old Dutch shepherd with four years on the Lake County Sheriff’s Department’s Gang Unit, was injured in January during a traffic stop in the 700-block of 42nd Avenue.

Blade underwent two successful surgeries after being shot in the face, taking a bullet for his partner. He had a checkup and X-rays Tuesday at the Purdue Animal Hospital in West Lafayette to see how his jaw is healing.

Blade was brought in for his four week recheck Tuesday, when specialists assessed the healing of his fractured jaw. Doctors say all his skin incisions have healed very nicely and his hair is already growing back, so he is beginning to look like his “good old self.”

X-rays showed the jaw fracture is healing appropriately and there are no signs of any problems with the bone plates that had been implanted to repair his jaw, doctors said.

Blade will be brought in again in four weeks to repeat the X-rays to ensure the healing has continued to progress, doctors said.

Blade is still going through medical procedures and will not officially retire until he is fully healed and evaluated. Blade will visit Canada with his breeders and trainers next month.

During a foot chase, Blade and an officer followed Marquis Thomas down an alley to railroad tracks, where he fired shots at the officer and struck the police dog. The officer returned fire and struck Thomas. Thomas, 18, of Merrillville, died of his wounds, according to Indiana State Police.

Canine Officer Jake was shot twice by a Latino police officer after Jake mistook him for a suspect during a chase and bit him.

CANINE OFFICER JAKE, SHOT BY A HUMAN OFFICER.

KHOU

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — Houston police say an officer shot a K-9 after the dog attacked him during a chase Wednesday afternoon in north Houston.

The animal will recover, but because of his age, the K-9 will have to retire, police said.

The incident occurred around noon Wednesday in the 1500 block of Gears Road, not far from Ella and Beltway 8.

Police were patrolling an apartment complex in north Houston for a stolen vehicle involved in an aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon.

They tried to make an arrest at a nearby McDonald’s, but police say the suspects sped off in the stolen vehicle.

A short chase began, and the stolen vehicle rammed into the K-9 officer’s car. The chase ended in a field, and both suspects ran from the scene. Two suspects — a male juvenile and a female juvenile — were arrested. The female juvenile was found to have a gun, police said.

Officials say during the chase, the K-9 attacked one of the officers, latching onto his thigh. Authorities say the dog would not let go, and the officer shot the dog twice.

Officer Castillo, an 8-year veteran with HPD, was taken to Houston Northwest Medical Center with dog bite injuries.

Jake, the K-9, was transported to Aldine Bender Animal Hospital where he underwent surgery. After surgery, the K-9 was transported to BluePearl Veterinary Hospital where he is recovering.

Police say at this time, it is unclear whether the officer thought it was a stray dog or a police dog latching onto his thigh.

JAKE, IN HAPPIER TIMES.

Maybe it’s just me, but to my mind there is a moral question about putting dogs in situations where they can be shot. The police have robots, drones, helicopters, and even tanks at their disposal to use in taking thugs into custody. It’s not clear to me that dogs, who have no awareness of danger, should be put into danger when other tools are available for police to use..

Dogs can be used to sniff out evidence, but beyond that, my opinion is that dogs should not be on active police duty.