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In K-9 Officer's Backyard, a Dog's Remains Reveal a Lie

Things have taken a strange turn since Daniel Peabody's police dog died in June

(Newser) - When Georgia Lt. Daniel Peabody discovered on June 10 that he had left his K-9 police dog, a Belgian Malinois named Inca, in his patrol car for nearly three very hot and fatal hours, "Peabody was very distraught ... even to the point where he was transported to the hospital,... More »

Latest Hot-Car Death: Police Dog Left in Patrol Car

Officer went to help wife with another dog, forgot about Inka

(Newser) - The latest reminder that a momentary lapse can have deadly consequences comes via a Belgian Malinois named Inka, a K-9 police dog in Cherokee County, Ga., who died Friday after accidentally being left in a patrol car. As WSB-TV reports, Lt. Daniel Peabody could face charges in the case, which... More »

That K-9 Story May Not Have Happy Ending After All

Retired police officer rejects deal that would allow him to keep K-9 partner

(Newser) - The story of a retired Ohio police officer trying to buy the K-9 partner he loved like family touched people around the country, but it may not have a happy ending after all. Matt Hickey offered the city of Marietta $3,500 to buy his former partner Ajax, the AP... More »

Ohio Ex-Cop Will Keep K9 Partner

Matt Hickey appointed auxiliary officer despite 'bad blood'

(Newser) - Retired Ohio police officer Matt Hickey will get to keep his K9 partner, Ajax , but he "escalated the situation by being disingenuous," his former boss says, per the New York Daily News . Marietta Police Chief Rodney Hupp says Hickey—who announced he would have to bid on his... More »

Donations Pour In to Help Ex-Cop Buy His K9 Partner

The law says he has to bid on the dog at auction

(Newser) - A retired Ohio police officer wants to purchase his longtime K9 partner, but the town says he's going to have to bid for him. Recently retired Marietta officer Matt Hickey wants to buy his partner, Ajax. He's offered to pay $3,500—Ajax's estimated value. But the... More »

Police Dog Finds Suspect Hiding in Garbage Can

'Great work, Falco!'

(Newser) - Ah, the sweet smell of justice. Or is that garbage? A Fargo police dog named Falco helped the North Dakota Highway Patrol track down an elusive suspect early Friday morning, according to a post on the Fargo Police Department's Facebook page. Falco and his nose led troopers from the... More »

Russia Shows Solidarity With France With Adorable Puppy

Russia hopes little Dobrynya can replace a police dog that died earlier this week

(Newser) - Russia is sending a German shepherd puppy named Dobrynya to France in the cuddliest show of international solidarity possible, the Independent reports. In Russian folklore, Dobrynya was "the personification of strength, kindness, bravery and selflessness," according to Sky News . In a statement, a Russian official called the puppy... More »

Police Dog Killed in Raid Outside Paris

5 officers also suffered minor injuries, authorities say

(Newser) - A police dog named Diesel was killed during an operation Wednesday targeting the apparent mastermind of the Paris terror attacks. Authorities on Twitter say the 7-year-old Belgian shepherd, an assault and explosives search animal, "was killed by terrorists in the current operation in Saint-Denis." Police add at least... More »

Raiders Player Could Be in Trouble for Barking at Dog

Taunting a police dog is a felony in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - An Oakland Raiders linebacker is facing up to seven years in prison after he allegedly barked at a police dog shortly before playing against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field last Sunday, Penn Live reports. According to the Guardian , K-9 Banditt was looking for explosives at the stadium when Ray-Ray... More »

K9 Cop Uses Leash to Save Woman

Woman was reportedly suicidal, close to falling from overpass

(Newser) - A K9 officer didn't have to rely on man's best friend to help a distressed woman on Saturday, but his police dog's leash definitely came in handy. Daren Kendrick was in the right place at the right time as a responder on the scene at a traffic... More »

Police Dog Trapped in Hot Car for 20 Hours Dies

Texas deputy forgot to bring Belgian Malinois inside after his shift was over

(Newser) - A Texas deputy has been let go from the Jim Wells County Sheriff's Department after he forgot to bring his police dog partner inside Sunday and the dog died, NBC News reports. Latham Roldan—the trainer for Jola, a Belgian Malinois, for three years—"just left the kennel"... More »

2 K-9s Die in Cop's Hot Car

Fla. officer left them behind after midnight shift

(Newser) - Police in Hialeah, Fla., are in mourning for two beloved colleagues who died locked in an officer's car. Jimmy, a 7-year-old bloodhound, and Hector, a 4-year-old Belgian Malinois, were left in the back of Officer Nelson Enriquez's SUV all day Wednesday after they finished a midnight shift, the... More »

Police Dog Rushes to Ambushed Cop's Rescue

3 men 'were going to finish him'

(Newser) - When Hancock County Sheriff's Deputy Todd Frazier saw a lone car at a rest stop along a remote stretch of Mississippi's Highway 90 last week—with an unmoving driver inside—he pulled over to investigate, leaving K-9 partner Lucas in the car. What Frazier wasn't expecting: Two... More »

Teen Shoots Dog During Burglary, Gets 23 Years

Ivins Rosier was sentenced as an adult

(Newser) - It's no small prison term: An 18-year-old boy was sentenced Friday to 23 years for a burglary in 2012 during which he shot a retired police dog, the Sun-Sentinel reports. At age 16, Ivins Rosier confessed to breaking into the home of Florida Highway Patrol Trooper Robert Boody in... More »

What Not to Do at DUI Checkpoint: Bark at Police Dog

It won't help your chances, and it's a felony

(Newser) - Another life lesson from the police blotter: A 26-year-old man who got stopped at a sobriety checkpoint in Pennsylvania thought it would be a good idea to start barking and growling at a police dog named Chaos, reports TribLive . Chaos started barking back, though his handler managed to keep him... More »

Supreme Court Needs to Rein In Dog Searches

We need better restrictions on how far police can go: Jeffrey Meyer

(Newser) - It may not be the most high-profile issue on this year's Supreme Court docket, but two cases coming up later this month have the potential to affect our privacy in profound ways, writes Jeffrey A. Meyer in the New York Times . Both involve police dogs, and how far authorities... More »

Police Chief Quits, Leaving Just Dog in the Force

Nikka is New Mexico town's only certified crime-fighter

(Newser) - A drug-sniffing dog now is the only certified member of the police force in the small eastern New Mexico town of Vaughn. Police Chief Ernest "Chris" Armijo decided to step down this week after news stories reported that he wasn't allowed to carry a gun because of his... More »

Man Bites Police Dog

Maxx bites Delaware suspect back

(Newser) - A Delaware suspect who tried to bite his way out of a struggle with a police dog was charged with felony assault on a police animal—after he was treated for dog bites. Keith Glaspie, 22, who was wanted in connection with a shooting, was stopped by a two-year-old police... More »

FBI Dog Finds Cadaver Smell in Parents' Home

Missing baby probe uncovers disturbed backyard soil

(Newser) - The Kansas City parents of a missing baby girl are facing a new dilemma: An FBI cadaver dog has sniffed out the scent of a dead body in their home, the AP reports. The dog found a "positive 'hit' ... in an area of the floor of Bradley's... More »

Rapist Nabbed by Sperm-Sniffing Dog

Rapports Opus is the only dog of his abilities in southern Sweden

(Newser) - Forget drug-sniffing dogs: Sweden has its very own sperm-sniffing dog named Rapports Opus, and he recently helped police catch an alleged rapist. Rapports Opus trained for a year to become the only sperm-sniffing dog in southern Sweden, and he was brought to a park where a man had been accused... More »

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