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


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.’

Probable Illegal Shot DEAD After Wounding Two Cops and Shooting K9 Officer


New York Daily News

Two Idaho police officers and a police dog were shot and a wanted fugitive was killed in a shooting in Boise on Friday afternoon, police said.

Investigators believe the suspect is a 33-year-old man named Marco Romero wanted in connection with a shooting that injured two in nearby Meridian on Tuesday, KTVB-TV reported.

An emergency crew rushed the two wounded Boise officers to the hospital and the police dog Jardo to a veterinarian, according to Boise police. Hospital staff pronounced Romero dead on his arrival, police said.

One of the officers went into surgery Friday while the other received treatment in the emergency room, according to police.

Meridian police said Romero shot a man and a woman he knows late Tuesday, the Statesman reported. The man suffered two wounds but was thought to be OK, while the woman may be paralyzed after suffering a wound to her chest, according to police.

Meridian police released this image of Marco Romero, 33, and said he was wanted in connection with a shooting Tuesday.
Meridian police released this image of Marco Romero, 33, and said he was wanted in connection with a shooting Tuesday. (MERIDIAN POLICE DEPARTMENT)
Investigators believe he may also have stolen a car from an 89-year-old woman at a Meridian retirement community on Thursday morning.

Authorities released Romero on supervised parole Oct. 3 after time behind bars on charges of possession of a controlled substance and leaving the scene of an accident resulting in injury, state offender records showed.

As of this writing the two human officers are expected to live. Police dog Jardo is also recovering from his surgery.

Idaho Stateman

Jardo, a Boise Police Department K-9, was shot along with two Boise officers while confronting an armed suspect Friday afternoon, police said.

Jardo was taken to WestVet, where the veterinarian who performed surgery on him “is hopeful he will be OK,” Boise police report.


K-9 Officer Successfully Tracks Suspect in Torture of Woman

ellie dog k9

A couple of weeks ago I had occasion to leash up a bloodhound and give him a scent to follow. I can report that a dog’s nose is an amazing tool that Euro man has taken advantage of for thousands of years. No high tech electronic equipment can replace it.


A man accused of “luring” a female acquaintance to his place, and then torturing and assaulting her for a period of several hours, was arrested after being tracked down by a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department K-9, authorities said on Monday.

Deputies from the Victor Valley station received a report of a kidnapping at about 8:45 a.m. Sunday, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Department.

The victim alleged that an acquaintance “lured” her to his house, tied her up and held her captive, the release said. She told investigators that he then tortured and assaulted her for several hours.

Eventually, the suspect took the victim back to her home, and she immediately called authorities, sheriff’s officials said in the release.

After deputies arrived at her home, the woman pointed out the suspects footprint in the desert, showing them where he had fled on foot. They followed the tracks for several hundred yards before the footprints disappeared.

Sheriff’s K-9 Ellie was brought out to the scene, and was able to acquire his trail. Ellie followed it for approximately one mile to a residence in the 11800 block of Midway Road, according to the release.

My bloodhound unfortunately lost the scent after maybe a mile of tracking. I think the lost dog we were hunting had her scent mixed in with deer on the deer trails we encountered.

Following a determined tracker dog was some of the most fun I’ve ever had in my life. I can’t imagine the satisfaction a human police officer gets from working with a great bloodhound.