I wasn't there so I can not comment on the deployment, nor would I. I haven't read any of the details and I know first hand the media is only about 20 % correct and that is being generous.
If the knife was observed before hand I wouldn't send my dog. Unless, sending the dog would save another persons life. In the case of K-9 Krijger, he saved several lives as the suspect was armed. Generally speaking, if I know a suspect is armed with a knife, I'm going to a gun, not a baton, pepper spray or a dog. However, we assume everyone we deal with is armed, we don't always have that information.
Sorry, but not overly impressed by the video. Not, how I like to train dogs, just me though.
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Last edited by Slamdunc; 02-01-2016 at 02:19 AM.