Today the sixth K-9 this month was killed in Wilkinsburg, Pa. In 38 years of K-9 I have never seen a month like this. (4) killed by gunfire, (1) struck and killed by a motor vehicle and today (1) stabbed to death.
Sometimes, even with the best equipment, proper training and deployment a K-9 or a Police Officer can be killed or injured. In K-9 Krijger's case I know that he prevented other Officers from being killed or injured in a shoot out with the suspect. We do all we can to keep ourselves, our partners both K-9 and human safe. When it comes right down to it, K-9 is the most dangerous job a Police Officer can do. You can not always predict suspect actions, their mindset or their determination and inclination to violence.Im not LE or anything like that but I cant believe how many brave K-9 officers have given their livesthis month. Is it just an outlier year for K-9 officers being murdered or is it they need better protection or has something changed in the criminals they are facing. Two of these possibilities have different ways to be solved or maybe a combiantion. Better protective equipment would fit maybe the first two and additional or a different traing is the second. I have no ideas as I have little knowledge. Im just want to add my condolences to the offivers and their departments who lost a brother in blue.
Thank you! Simple direct and to the point!, understood.Chip,
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.
LOL ...a different thread perhaps?? The one thing I do know is that the only thing three dog trainers will agree on ... is that one of them is wrong!.
Sorry, but not overly impressed by the video. Not, how I like to train dogs, just me though.