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Retired Cop Finally Wins Fight To Save Police Dog From Auction

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.05.2016 | Crime

A retired cop whose beloved K-9 partner was set to be sold at auction can now rest easy. Matt Hickey, who retired from the police force in Marietta, O...

A Town Is Getting Its First Police Dog In 20 Years, Thanks To A 5-Year-Old Boy

Upworthy | Adam Goldberg | Posted 02.03.2016 | Good News

This dog's name is Bosco, and he's going to help solve crimes, in part thanks to a 5-year-old boy in Iowa....

Retired Cop's Beloved Dog To Be Auctioned Off 'Like A Shovel'

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 02.04.2016 | Crime

UPDATE 2-2-2016: Police Chief Rodney Hupp said at a Monday news conference that Matt Hickey would be able to keep his police dog if he signs on as an ...

Why the French Police Dog's Death Matters

Bethany Sales | Posted 11.19.2015 | World
Bethany Sales

To kill a dog is to attack the very virtues of loyalty and innocence. In Diesel's death we are reminded that we are at odds with an ideology out to destroy not just Western virtues, but also everything that represents these virtues.

Cop Appears To Whip, Stomp Police Dog On Video

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 08.31.2015 | Crime

A Peoria, Arizona, cop was caught on video apparently whipping and stomping on his police dog. A woman who requested anonymity when she sent the clip ...

Amazing Police Dog Portraits

Brad Puet | Posted 06.02.2016 | Arts
Brad Puet

People love dogs. Especially heroic dogs. Well I assume even the cat loving people have a soft spot for stories of heroic canines saving the child ...

Police Salute Retired K-9 Officer On His Final Journey To Animal Hospital

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.24.2015 | Good News

After a months-long battle with Cushing's Disease, a retired K-9 officer named Judge was put to sleep last week -- but not before 90 police officers c...

Retired Ailing Police Dog Brought To Shelter To Be Euthanized Now On Upswing, Needs New Home

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 09.20.2014 | Good News

K-9 the canine was dropped off at a Kansas animal shelter this summer, by an owner who said the elderly German shepherd was a retired police dog with ...

Hundreds Gather To Pay Respects At Funeral For Brave K-9 Who Died In The Line Of Duty

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 09.09.2014 | Good News

They don't call him "man's best friend" for nothing. Kye, a 3-year-old Belgian German shepherd, was not just an esteemed member of the Oklahoma Cit...

Police Dogs Can Now Sniff Out Child Porn

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.08.2014 | Crime

You can ask God for salvation, but you can thank dog for your arrest. Police dogs in New England are being trained to sniff out child pornography a...

Police Dog Saves Boy With Autism From Likely Death In Cold Creek, Earns Himself A Good Belly Rub

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 05.08.2014 | Good News

Good boy, Maverick! Last Sunday, Maverick, a police dog in Oregon with the Washington County Sheriff, did what frantic human searchers could not. U...

Patrol Dog Could Be Out Of Work After Transit Agency Refuses To Pay Dental Bills

The Huffington Post | Arin Greenwood | Posted 11.08.2013 | Green

WASHINGTON -- A few years on the job have been tough on this guy: Blu, a 3-year-old award-winning Metro Transit patrol dog, is now suffering from crac...

Police Dogs To Get Full Pensions For Medical Costs After Retirement In England

Posted 11.05.2013 | Good News

Canine heroes who help fight crime in the UK are finally getting the compensation they deserve. Police dogs in Nottinghamshire, England, will now ...

PHOTO: Police Dog Bids Farewell To His Fallen Partner

Posted 06.03.2013 | Good News

A heartbreaking photo from the funeral of Kentucky K9 officer Jason Ellis is proof of the incredible bond between police dogs and their partners. ...

Dogs and Drones, Cameras and Phones

Norm Stamper | Posted 06.30.2013 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Most of us want both peaceful, secure communities and a fundamental respect for civil liberties. Let's look at four highly visible, often controversial elements of law enforcement's quest to ensure safety and security at public gatherings.

Police Dog's Priceless Witness Statement Gets Cops In Trouble

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.19.2013 | Green

It's a dog-eat-dog world, and officials in England apparently have trouble telling dogs and humans apart. England's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)...

Dogs of Courage Book Offers Glimpse of Some Surprising Working Dogs

Lisa Rogak | Posted 03.13.2013 | Green
Lisa Rogak

While dogs are commonly adored as pets and lovable companions, they are also capable of becoming highly skilled at a variety of jobs that help humans in countless ways, some very surprising. Here are a few examples.

Police Dog Blamed For Man's Loss Of Insurance

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 10.24.2012 | Money

Dogs may be a man's best friend - but not necessarily when that man is a sheriff's deputy in Nebraska. Last week, American Family Insurance informe...

In Dog We Trust

Jason Earle | Posted 09.08.2012 | Green
Jason Earle

Three Nevada Highway Patrol officers claim Chris Perry, the director of Nevada's Department of Public Safety, hijacked the state's police canine program, turning the dogs into "trick ponies" with the purpose of falsely alerting to drugs on command.

Does the War on Drugs Affect Your Privacy Rights?

Jane Yakowitz Bambauer | Posted 07.22.2012 | Crime
Jane Yakowitz Bambauer

Do the police need a warrant to bring a drug-sniffing dog to your front door? The U.S. Supreme Court will soon answer that question.

UPDATE: Almost Two Decades Later, DNA Identifies A Suspect

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 11.12.2011 | Denver

Eighteen years after the murder-abduction case went cold, Englewood Police say they have now positively ID'd a suspect linked to the disappearance of ...

Cop Allegedly Attempts Suicide After 2 Police Dogs Die When Left In His Car

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 08.28.2011 | Green

Two police dogs were found dead on Sunday after being locked inside an unventilated car on a hot day in London. An investigation has now been launched...