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  • -65

    K9 Killing Cop Flees Post In Suicide Attempt

    K9 Killing Cop Flees Post In Suicide Attempt
    KENT, UK - The head of a police dog training school in the UK was reportedly recovering today from an attempt to commit suicide after two police dogs roasted to death in his car on one of the hottest days of the year. Sergeant Ian Craven could face prosecution for animal cruelty after the dogs - a Belgian Malinois bitch called ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -65
  • -70

    Officer Killed in Crash, Wife Expecting Triplets

    Officer Killed in Crash, Wife Expecting Triplets
    MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MD - A Montgomery County police officer whose wife is pregnant with triplets was killed Sunday when his police car ran off the road and struck a tree in Wheaton, officers said Sunday night. Hector Ayala, 31, was responding to a call from another officer who needed assistance at the scene of a fight, a department spokesman said. Ayala ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -70
  • -82

    Robbery Suspect Kills Pursuing Police K9

    Robbery Suspect Kills Pursuing Police K9
    GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- Authorities in New Jersey say a robbery suspect killed a police dog by throwing it into traffic. Gloucester Township police say the 3 1/2-year-old German shepherd named Schultz was trying to apprehend the man around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police say the man grabbed the animal and tossed him onto the busy roadway, where it was struck. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -82
  • -83

    Police K9 Left in Hot Car Dies

    Police K9 Left in Hot Car Dies
    CINCINNATI — Authorities say a Cincinnati police dog has died after an officer left it in a hot car. Police say 13-year department member Brian Trotta inadvertently left the female German shepherd, Juno, in the car while responding to a family emergency. He is on administrative leave while police investigate. Police didn't say whether the car was a police cruiser. Cincinnati ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -83
  • +45

    Domestic Violence Suspect Strangles Police K9; K9 Bites Back

    Domestic Violence Suspect Strangles Police K9; K9 Bites Back
    BOISE, Idaho -- Boise police are accusing a Washington man of trying to strangle a woman and a police dog responding to a domestic violence call. Thirty-four-year-old Michael R. Gillespie, of Tacoma, Wash., is being held in the Ada County Jail and facing numerous charges stemming from Monday's confrontation. Police accuse Gillespie of attempting to strangle a woman, then fleeing the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +45
  • -27

    Man Asks Officer for Drugs; Bites K9

    Man Asks Officer for Drugs; Bites K9
    WEST HAVEN, CT - It's often said if a dog bites a man it's not news, but if a man bites a dog, you've got a story. Well, here is that story. West Haven, Conn., Officer Scott Bloom was on patrol with his K-9, Onyx, near the Rite Aid on Elm Street early Thursday morning, when he noticed Roderick Lewis walking ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -27
  • -36

    Criminal Bites Police K9; Sues Dept. for Excessive Force

    Criminal Bites Police K9; Sues Dept. for Excessive Force
    PHOENIX, AZ - It's a classic case of man bites police dog. After a K-9 dog chased down a Phoenix-area thief, the caught criminal punched the pooch and bit him on his muzzle, according to a police report. The captured thief, 33-year-old Erin Sullivan, is suing the cops, claiming they used excessive force to catch him. “When the dog went for ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -36
  • +44

    City Hopes Police K9 Can Stay With Family of Fallen St. Petesburg Officer

    City Hopes Police K9 Can Stay With Family of Fallen St. Petesburg Officer
    ST. PETERSBURG — The four-legged partners of canine police officers are more than that. Police dogs train, work and live with their officers. The dog becomes a member of the officer's own family. So it was with Ace, the partner of slain St. Petersburg Officer Jeffrey A. Yaslowitz. The officer is survived by his wife, Lorraine, 40, and their children: Caleb, ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +44
  • -36

    Man Who Shot Deputy Left Suicide Note

    Man Who Shot Deputy Left Suicide Note
    BERKS COUNTY, PA - The Berks County man suspected of shooting and killing a deputy sheriff Wednesday night left a suicide note in his yard two days before heading into surrounding woods and getting into a fatal shootout with officers, court records say. State police in Hamburg identified the deputy sheriff as 28-year-old Kyle D. Pagerly and the suspect as Matthew ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated -36
  • +2

    CA Dept. K9 Handler Suing City Over Lack of Compensation

    CA Dept. K9 Handler Suing City Over Lack of Compensation
    MILBRAE, CA - The Millbrae Police Department's only canine handler is suing the city in federal court on allegations she hasn't been paid for the time she spends taking care of the dog while off duty. Officer Rebecca Rosenblatt alleges that federal labor law obliges Millbrae to compensate her for the time -- at least 3 ½ hours per week -- ...
    Published about 3 years ago | Rated +2
  • -36

    K9 Killed; Credited With Finding Suspect, Saving Officers

    K9 Killed; Credited With Finding Suspect, Saving Officers
    JACKSONVILLE - Jacksonville police fatally shot a robbery suspect Monday night in a gun battle on the Westside that also claimed the life of a police dog. It was unclear if the suspect shot Sarge or if the dog was caught in an exchange of gunfire. Chief John Hartley did not identify the man who was killed. He said the man ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -36
  • -30

    Minn. Man, Police Dog Dead After 16-hour Standoff

    Minn. Man, Police Dog Dead After 16-hour Standoff
    A Ham Lake man was found shot to death in his house Thursday after a 16-hour standoff that culminated with a SWAT team storming the residence behind a patrol dog, which was killed during an ensuing exchange of gunfire. Authorities say an autopsy will reveal whether the man, identified by friends and neighbors as 70-year-old Theodore Kowalzek, shot himself or was ...
    Published over 4 years ago | Rated -30
  • -25

    Handler Blamed When K9 Killed Another Dog

    Handler Blamed When K9 Killed Another Dog
    SAN LEANDRO, CA - The San Leandro Police Department has ruled that the handler of a police dog failed to follow proper procedures when the off-duty canine attacked and killed another dog in a Brentwood park. In a statement announced Friday, the department said its investigation found that the handler of the police dog, a German Shepherd named Arago, "did not ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -25
  • -20

    K9 Attacks Girl; Teen Bites Back

    INDIANAPOLIS — It was a story of "girl bites dog" for a teenager who thought she was in a battle for her life with a police K-9. The dog attacked Natalie Bradley-Wilson outside the Kingdom Hall in the 8200 block of Five Points Road Sunday. "When it bit me over here again, I ended up biting his neck," she said. The ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -20
  • -40

    Police K9 Fatally Stabbed In the Line of Duty

    Police K9 Fatally Stabbed In the Line of Duty
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) — A Clark County, Wash., Sheriff's dog was stabbed to death early Saturday as he tried to detain a suspect. The police K-9, named Kane, was working with sheriff's deputies to find two suspects who had fled from a stolen vehicle after trying to ram a police car. Police say the dog tried to detain one of the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -40
  • -5

    State Trooper Bitten By K9 During Police Stakeout

    State Trooper Bitten By K9 During Police Stakeout
    READING, PA - A Pa. state trooper was severely bitten by a police dog during a stakeout of a bank robbery suspect. A tip caller told State Police at Reading that Algis Diaz, 24, who is suspected in several Berks County bank robberies, was inside the Berkshire Mall Saturday afternoon. The caller also identified the suspect's car, which was reported stolen ...
    Published almost 4 years ago | Rated -5
  • -14

    Police K9, Wanted Parolee Killed In Shootout

    Police K9, Wanted Parolee Killed In Shootout
    PALM SPRINGS, Calif.—A man wanted for a parole violation was shot to death early Sunday after he opened fire on an officer and his police dog during a foot chase, authorities said. The officer was wounded and the canine was killed in the gunfight. The confrontation happened at about 1:20 a.m., according to police spokeswoman Rhonda Long, who gave the following ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated -14
  • -21

    Rejected Police Dog Injures Officer's Son

    Rejected Police Dog Injures Officer's Son
    The toddler son of a Midvale police officer was flown to the hospital after the family's dog -- which failed out of training to become a police dog -- attacked the child. The boy was alone with the dog in the backyard of his home on Wildberry Circle in Kearns when the dog attacked. His mother found him lying in the ...
    Published about 4 years ago | Rated -21
  • +13

    Man Held In Death of Gloucester Township Police Dog

    Man Held In Death of Gloucester Township Police Dog
    GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, NJ - A 20-year-old Washington Township man was charged Wednesday in the death of a police dog that was struck by a car on Route 42 Tuesday night. Skyler Robinson was arrested 31/2 hours into a manhunt involving close to 100 officers from the region who searched neighborhoods late into the night as a police helicopter swept through the ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +13
  • +40

    K-9 Receives Special Retirement Gift: A New Lease on Life

    K-9 Receives Special Retirement Gift:  A New Lease on Life
    MARLBORO — He's been sniffing out narcotics, chasing down suspects and protecting residents for the better part of the last decade. And now, it's time for Vaik a 9-year-old German shepherd and eight-year veteran of the Marlboro Police Department's K-9 unit to relax and let someone else take care of him. Vaik was retired in August after being diagnosed with degenerative ...
    Published over 3 years ago | Rated +40
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