What a beautiful dog.
I know it makes sense to use a canine if it means sparing a human's life, but they knew the guy was armed. Did officials think the dog "wouldn't" get shot? I bet the handler made his farewells before that GSD ever entered the building.
Jo & Teddy,my female german shepherd, born Christmas Day, 2011
"One reason a dog is such a lovable creature is his tail wags instead of his tongue." - Unknown