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2013-06-04 08:55:13 AM  
Who's a good boy? Someone else will have to ask him now. :(
 
2013-06-04 08:57:26 AM  
Is .. the new ...? Or the new .? I can't keep up with you kids and your lingo.
 
2013-06-04 08:58:06 AM  
I thought yesterday was supposed to be National Repeat Day.
 
2013-06-04 09:05:12 AM  
I was going to complain about the article using a stupid generic dog name like "Fido" to refer to the dog in the image caption, until I read the article and realized that's actually the dog's name.
 
2013-06-04 09:12:25 AM  
There's a $100,000 reward for info leading to the arrest of whoever killed this police officer. I hope they find the asshat and string him/her up by the short hairs.
 
2013-06-04 09:17:21 AM  
So here's a thing.  Over 1000 people showed up to this one guy's funeral (granted probably because he was senselessly shot while picking up highway debris) and tons of them came from out of state to do it.  Like... if this is the turnout a police officer slain in the line of duty gets, and policing is actually as dangerous as they would have people believe, how are any of them out on duty?  Wouldn't they all just be going around to funerals day and night?

http://www.odmp.org/search/year?year=2012

120 Cops died in the line of duty last year.  50 of them died from accidents or illness, which means in a nation of 313 MILLION people, about 70 cops died from real actual attacks.  There are dozens of jobs with higher mortality rates including such heroes as Fishermen, Loggers, Truck Drivers, and (my favorite) GARBAGE MEN.  MOST of the cops who died were also in areas that are basically war zones (parts of LA) so the numbers anywhere in the country except for those few hot spots are insanely low.

The next time someone advocates even more draconian standards to "protect police," or tries to pass another farking officer's bill of rights or whatever, remember this.

Also he looks like a really good dog.  I hope they find him a nice man to play with all day very soon.
 
2013-06-04 09:18:53 AM  

Super_pope: MOST of the cops who died were also in areas that are basically war zones (parts of LA)


Just rechecked this, not accurate.  My bad.
 
2013-06-04 09:26:24 AM  

Super_pope: So here's a thing.  Over 1000 people showed up to this one guy's funeral (granted probably because he was senselessly shot while picking up highway debris) and tons of them came from out of state to do it.  Like... if this is the turnout a police officer slain in the line of duty gets, and policing is actually as dangerous as they would have people believe, how are any of them out on duty?  Wouldn't they all just be going around to funerals day and night?

http://www.odmp.org/search/year?year=2012

120 Cops died in the line of duty last year.  50 of them died from accidents or illness, which means in a nation of 313 MILLION people, about 70 cops died from real actual attacks.  There are dozens of jobs with higher mortality rates including such heroes as Fishermen, Loggers, Truck Drivers, and (my favorite) GARBAGE MEN.  MOST of the cops who died were also in areas that are basically war zones (parts of LA) so the numbers anywhere in the country except for those few hot spots are insanely low.

The next time someone advocates even more draconian standards to "protect police," or tries to pass another farking officer's bill of rights or whatever, remember this.

Also he looks like a really good dog.  I hope they find him a nice man to play with all day very soon.


50,000 injured on the job in 2009 (the most recent figures I could find). So, if they don't die, it's not dangerous? And according to businessinsurance.com, commercial fishing has about an 0.8% injury rate, compared to 11.7% for a police officer and 11.6% for a fireman. Most likely to be injured? Pet store worker (13%). But still, ferret bite vs. gunshot wound? I'd rather work in the petshop, or here in my lovely safe little cube where the most likely injury will be a paper cut.
 
2013-06-04 09:31:36 AM  
Dear god that's heartbreaking.
 
2013-06-04 09:33:19 AM  

QueenMamaBee: commercial fishing has about an 0.8% injury rate, compared to 11.7% for a police officer


if you get injured fishing you don't get paid so unless you are missing a limb you are not you are not injured.
 
2013-06-04 09:34:32 AM  

QueenMamaBee: and 11.6% for a fireman


Nobody tries to pass laws making it required for everyone to shut their mouths when a fire fighter shoots some black teenager in the face because he thought the soda the kid was drinking from was a pistol.  They also don't fight tooth and nail to make it illegal to film them when they're out in public.

I'm not saying it isn't DANGEROUS to be a cop, they get hurt on the job all the time, but there's this widespread and heavily perpetuated myth that there's a war on to murder them wherever they go or something, and everybody is out to kill them.  The number of mistaken shootings, or general harm of innocent people that emerge from this, "Wartime," mentality is crazy.
 
2013-06-04 09:42:07 AM  

QueenMamaBee: Super_pope: So here's a thing.  Over 1000 people showed up to this one guy's funeral (granted probably because he was senselessly shot while picking up highway debris) and tons of them came from out of state to do it.  Like... if this is the turnout a police officer slain in the line of duty gets, and policing is actually as dangerous as they would have people believe, how are any of them out on duty?  Wouldn't they all just be going around to funerals day and night?

http://www.odmp.org/search/year?year=2012

120 Cops died in the line of duty last year.  50 of them died from accidents or illness, which means in a nation of 313 MILLION people, about 70 cops died from real actual attacks.  There are dozens of jobs with higher mortality rates including such heroes as Fishermen, Loggers, Truck Drivers, and (my favorite) GARBAGE MEN.  MOST of the cops who died were also in areas that are basically war zones (parts of LA) so the numbers anywhere in the country except for those few hot spots are insanely low.

The next time someone advocates even more draconian standards to "protect police," or tries to pass another farking officer's bill of rights or whatever, remember this.

Also he looks like a really good dog.  I hope they find him a nice man to play with all day very soon.

50,000 injured on the job in 2009 (the most recent figures I could find). So, if they don't die, it's not dangerous? And according to businessinsurance.com, commercial fishing has about an 0.8% injury rate, compared to 11.7% for a police officer and 11.6% for a fireman. Most likely to be injured? Pet store worker (13%). But still, ferret bite vs. gunshot wound? I'd rather work in the petshop, or here in my lovely safe little cube where the most likely injury will be a paper cut.


I like how you assume all injuries are gunshot wounds. Also don't forget those are reported injuries. Maybe fisherman don't file a report everytime they stub their toe because they won't get 3 days off for it.
 
2013-06-04 09:43:53 AM  
He's obviously signaling. Clearly someone hid their drug stash / evidence in the coffin.
 
2013-06-04 09:44:00 AM  
Probable cause to search the coffin.
 
2013-06-04 09:44:42 AM  

KingsleyZisou: He's obviously signaling. Clearly someone hid their drug stash / evidence in the coffin.


My tiny fist, see how I shake it.
 
2013-06-04 09:48:28 AM  
Murdered Officer (can say that because this was a Sniping which = Murder) grew up near where I now live.  Reactions here have been copious.
If canine K9 Officer Fido still young enough to be re-assigned, may he receive another such  kind & loving master.  snif  If not young enough to be re-assigned, may he be honourably retired to live with a kind & loving family.  Coulda/shoulda queried re this, will inabit
 
2013-06-04 09:48:52 AM  
It's dangerous because they don't KNOW when something small is going to set off a gunfight. Sometimes when they expect danger, it's nothing. Then someone gets shot picking up debris off the highway. Two drug dealers got picked up off of my street a couple of weeks ago. I honestly figured that when they finally got picked up, it was gonna rival the OK Corral. Nope, nice and peaceful. The officer who got shot on the highway had probably entered dangerous situations hundreds of times and walked away without a scratch.

I'm not saying there aren't asshat cops. There are asshats in every profession, it just happens that asshat cops have a gun on their side and tend to be more lethal. I don't see a lot of "racial profiling" in my area (northeast Ky, we don't have a lot of minorities here... it's as white-bread as you can find), but I can guarantee you that most of these pillbillies are armed to the teeth, and I'd hate to be the one who has to go in and arrest one.
 
2013-06-04 09:54:55 AM  

bopis: QueenMamaBee: Super_pope: So here's a thing.  Over 1000 people showed up to this one guy's funeral (granted probably because he was senselessly shot while picking up highway debris) and tons of them came from out of state to do it.  Like... if this is the turnout a police officer slain in the line of duty gets, and policing is actually as dangerous as they would have people believe, how are any of them out on duty?  Wouldn't they all just be going around to funerals day and night?

http://www.odmp.org/search/year?year=2012

120 Cops died in the line of duty last year.  50 of them died from accidents or illness, which means in a nation of 313 MILLION people, about 70 cops died from real actual attacks.  There are dozens of jobs with higher mortality rates including such heroes as Fishermen, Loggers, Truck Drivers, and (my favorite) GARBAGE MEN.  MOST of the cops who died were also in areas that are basically war zones (parts of LA) so the numbers anywhere in the country except for those few hot spots are insanely low.

The next time someone advocates even more draconian standards to "protect police," or tries to pass another farking officer's bill of rights or whatever, remember this.

Also he looks like a really good dog.  I hope they find him a nice man to play with all day very soon.

50,000 injured on the job in 2009 (the most recent figures I could find). So, if they don't die, it's not dangerous? And according to businessinsurance.com, commercial fishing has about an 0.8% injury rate, compared to 11.7% for a police officer and 11.6% for a fireman. Most likely to be injured? Pet store worker (13%). But still, ferret bite vs. gunshot wound? I'd rather work in the petshop, or here in my lovely safe little cube where the most likely injury will be a paper cut.

I like how you assume all injuries are gunshot wounds. Also don't forget those are reported injuries. Maybe fisherman don't file a report everytime they stub their toe because they won't get 3 days off for i ...


And I like how you assume that police officers take off for stubbed toes. My office handles workers' comp injuries for several local police departments, and I've yet to see a stubbed toe on a police officer (city road workers on the other hand, at least once a week). From what I've noticed, most injuries come from assault or injuries sustained while chasing or otherwise trying to subdue a suspect.
 
2013-06-04 09:57:34 AM  
How long does it usually take a K9 to acclimate to a new handler?
 
2013-06-04 10:26:20 AM  
Most police officers who are injured aren't shot in running gun battles with Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. Most are injured in traffic accidents, (NOT in high-speed chases) and being physically assaulted serving warrants, writing tickets and dealing with domestic disputes.
CSB:
My wife, before I met her, was a Community Police Officer for a small town. She was not a sworn officer, so she was not armed. She was supervising a tow on a vehicle which had had multiple tickets and appeared to be abandoned. As soon as the tow truck was ready to go, she was blind-sided by the car's owner.  (Apparently, he didn't want the illegal guns and drugs hidden in the car to be discovered when the car got to the impound lot.) His first hit broke several bones in her face and knocked her down. His boots broke several ribs, and would have likely killed her had the tow driver not intervened with a tire iron, and a radio call for Officer Down. Over 15 units arrived, including State, county, several area locals, park district police and DEA.

/She's fine, now.
//No longer a cop. Too dangerous, even in the sticks.
 
2013-06-04 10:46:40 AM  

Nogale: How long does it usually take a K9 to acclimate to a new handler?


Varies from dog to dog I'm sure.

Shepherds are notorious 1 person dogs, but they can bond with someone new.
 
2013-06-04 11:11:19 AM  
I'd be sad if it was the dog that got killed. Glad it was the other way around.
 
2013-06-04 11:20:20 AM  
"Police dog bids farewell to his human that was killed in action. Photo.. need.. more.. Kleenex"

Well subby, I'm fresh out of Kleenex, but I do have a bottle of Jergens if you need it.

/sick bastard
 
2013-06-04 11:21:24 AM  

Nogale: How long does it usually take a K9 to acclimate to a new handler?


A lot of civilian K9's do not get reassigned to a new handler. They are typically retired and placed with the slain officers family. The K9 and its handler go thru tons of training together and is trained to respond to commands from its original handler.
 
2013-06-04 11:30:23 AM  
So does the dog actually know whats going on ?

I'm kind of serious.
 
2013-06-04 11:42:30 AM  
All of your farkers who pile on the police hate can go DIAF. An officer is dead, his wife a widow, his children fatherless. A man who risks his life for people like you was murdered by a coward who didn't have the balls to face his victim. You make me sick.

Not every situation we respond to is apparently dangerous, but any of them can turn that way in the blink of an eye. You don't have your car shot at by a passing vehicle for no reason other than the side says police. You don't get ambushed and struck on the neck by a criminal armed with a pipe. You don't have to wrestle with a bleeding, mentally ill, AIDS patient who's feeling suicidal and is armed with a steak knife. You gets to sleep in your beds safe that night because police officers do theses things in order to make your communities safer, so that you don't have to.

We put on our uniforms and go to work to work every day to try to make things better for others. A lot of the time we get hurt, sometimes we die. We pay the ultimate price so that those who scorn us and resent us can live the kind of life the want to live; safe, quiet, free of fear.

An officer died. His watch is over, may he rest in peace.
 
2013-06-04 11:59:48 AM  

Shafty: Nogale: How long does it usually take a K9 to acclimate to a new handler?

A lot of civilian K9's do not get reassigned to a new handler. They are typically retired and placed with the slain officers family. The K9 and its handler go thru tons of training together and is trained to respond to commands from its original handler.


Here the dog would be retired but it would not go to the officer's family. The dog acts nothing like a "pet" and the family will have a difficult time controlling it or feeling any kind of connection with it because of the way it acts. The dog usually goes back to the person that trained it (they tend to love seeing them come back too).

/brother's a K9 officer with 2 other pet dogs
//the difference is unbelievable between the pets ones and the police one
 
2013-06-04 12:27:35 PM  

LemSkroob: I'd be sad if it was the dog that got killed. Glad it was the other way around.


2/10.  Obvious troll is obvious.
 
2013-06-04 12:37:48 PM  
So when the cops SWAT raid the wrong house, kill the family dog, and then accidentally kill an innocent person, does that person get this kind of military parade for a funeral? No? It just happens when it's a bureaucrat with a gun?

I'd like to know how that parade/funeral was paid for too.
 
2013-06-04 12:54:57 PM  

Super_pope: 120 Cops died in the line of duty last year.  50 of them died from accidents or illness, which means in a nation of 313 MILLION people, about 70 cops died from real actual attacks.  There are dozens of jobs with higher mortality rates including such heroes as Fishermen, Loggers, Truck Drivers, and (my favorite) GARBAGE MEN.  MOST of the cops who died were also in areas that are basically war zones (parts of LA) so the numbers anywhere in the country except for those few hot spots are insanely low.


Cops are in very dangerous situations all the time. They deal with the most villainous and violent elements of society routinely. The reason they're not killed in very high numbers is due to their training, technology and tactics.

It's like saying commercial pilots are doing a very safe job because there are so few commercial aviation fatalities. No, it's a dangerous, complex job. But the pilots are extremely highly trained, which significantly lowers their fatality numbers. Private aviation is quite dangerous with lots of fatalities. That's because the task is dangerous, yet the pilots are less experienced and their equipment is less maintained.

In Baltimore City for example, there are plenty of gun battles between cops and suspects. It's almost always the suspect who is killed due to the cops superior training, technology (armor, communication, weaponry) and tactics.  Put an untrained, unarmored Joe SixPack in there, and then you'll have your high fatality rate.
 
2013-06-04 12:57:45 PM  
Super_pope: 120 Cops died in the line of duty last year.  50 of them died from accidents or illness, which means in a nation of 313 MILLION people, about 70 cops died from real actual attacks.  There are dozens of jobs with higher mortality rates including such heroes as Fishermen, Loggers, Truck Drivers, and (my favorite) GARBAGE MEN.  MOST of the cops who died were also in areas that are basically war zones (parts of LA) so the numbers anywhere in the country except for those few hot spots are insanely low.

JungleBoogie: Cops are in very dangerous situations all the time. They deal with the most villainous and violent elements of society routinely. The reason they're not killed in very high numbers is due to their training, technology and tactics.

It's like saying commercial pilots are doing a very safe job because there are so few commercial aviation fatalities. No, it's a dangerous, complex job. But the pilots are extremely highly trained, which significantly lowers their fatality numbers. Private aviation is quite dangerous with lots of fatalities. That's because the task is dangerous, yet the pilots are less experienced and their equipment is less maintained.

In Baltimore City for example, there are plenty of gun battles between cops and suspects. It's almost always the suspect who is killed due to the cops superior training, technology (armor, communication, weaponry) and tactics.  Put an untrained, unarmored Joe SixPack in there, and then you'll have your high fatality rate.


Oh, and nothing against garbagemen, they do a vital and necessary and dangerous job too. From being in fast moving traffic, to hanging on the back of trucks in all weather, to dealing with potentially dangerous waste, they deserve respect too.
 
2013-06-04 01:11:58 PM  
That's ... a compelling photo

/nothing funny to say
 
2013-06-04 01:44:21 PM  
Had friend who needed to pass along a former police dog.  He knew I was looking for a dog after my dalmatian was put to sleep.  So in walks this 120 lb German Shepherd.  Has this demeanor that basically says "everyone stay mellow."  But when someone walks to the door that he doesn't know, he sits in front of it then glances at me with the look of, "I don't know who it is, but I can off him...don't say anything, just nod and it's done."  People who know Major love him and he them.  Others are pretty much terrified of him, just because he is the size and has a similar look of a direwolf in Game of Thrones.
 
2013-06-04 01:50:50 PM  

cartersdad: Had friend who needed to pass along a former police dog.  He knew I was looking for a dog after my dalmatian was put to sleep.  So in walks this 120 lb German Shepherd.  Has this demeanor that basically says "everyone stay mellow."  But when someone walks to the door that he doesn't know, he sits in front of it then glances at me with the look of, "I don't know who it is, but I can off him...don't say anything, just nod and it's done."  People who know Major love him and he them.  Others are pretty much terrified of him, just because he is the size and has a similar look of a direwolf in Game of Thrones.


That's how my brother's dog is (Belgian Malinois I think that's pronounced Mau-i-wah). The dog will sit there and just wait for the attack command. Doesn't wag, lick, sniff, or anything. Just sits there waiting and staring.

Not his dog pictured below, just a similar looking one of the same breed.

www.slcdogsitter.com

/soon....
 
2013-06-04 02:08:24 PM  

Great Odins Raven: So does the dog actually know whats going on ?

I'm kind of serious.


There's no way to know what a dog is thinking.
Had his handler showed up the next day the dog would go with it.
A few days of his handler  not coming to work with him the dog would
Start to show signs of anxiety.
Ask the replacement handler how the dog acted the first few days with him.
 
2013-06-04 02:16:48 PM  

Dog Man: All of your farkers who pile on the police hate can go DIAF. An officer is dead, his wife a widow, his children fatherless. A man who risks his life for people like you was murdered by a coward who didn't have the balls to face his victim. You make me sick.

Not every situation we respond to is apparently dangerous, but any of them can turn that way in the blink of an eye. You don't have your car shot at by a passing vehicle for no reason other than the side says police. You don't get ambushed and struck on the neck by a criminal armed with a pipe. You don't have to wrestle with a bleeding, mentally ill, AIDS patient who's feeling suicidal and is armed with a steak knife. You gets to sleep in your beds safe that night because police officers do theses things in order to make your communities safer, so that you don't have to.

We put on our uniforms and go to work to work every day to try to make things better for others. A lot of the time we get hurt, sometimes we die. We pay the ultimate price so that those who scorn us and resent us can live the kind of life the want to live; safe, quiet, free of fear.

An officer died. His watch is over, may he rest in peace.


This type of thing is what I'm talking about.  You are not under siege but you talk like Jack Nicholson in, "A Few Good Men."  "I have to do all this so pussies like you can sleep at night blah blah blah."  You have this false idea that you're some kind of warrior out fighting every day against vicious but mostly unseen enemies.  If you actually ARE a cop, chances are that very little of your time is spent responding to real actual violent confrontations, and MOST of those, while unpredictable, are already over and the perpetrator would rather comply with whatever you're trying to get them to do than get beaten up and arrested.  The most dangerous thing cops "routinely" do is serve warrants, and the ones who do that are very specially prepared for their own safety, something they're able to do because they're choosing the time of their confrontation.

JungleBoogie: In Baltimore City for example, there are plenty of gun battles between cops and suspects. It's almost always the suspect who is killed due to the cops superior training, technology (armor, communication, weaponry) and tactics. Put an untrained, unarmored Joe SixPack in there, and then you'll have your high fatality rate.


Baltimore has a high fatality rate, its just all people who are ACTUALLY fighting violent confrontations.  You're talking about a city where in 2011 197 people were fatally shot, in a state where there were TWO law enforcement related deaths in the same period (for all I know, non-violent ones).  There's this crazy idea that everyone is specifically out to GET police and it just isn't true.  All this technology and training you're talking about wouldn't mean a damn if gangs were out in numbers trying to kill cops in Baltimore.

You're a constable, not a soldier.  We need to debunk the myth that you're part of some urban war when your primary jobs involve writing tickets and running in people who had a bar fight 20 minutes ago.  Just for an accurate assessment of your duties, how many people would you say you even chase on foot in a week?
 
2013-06-04 02:19:32 PM  
l2.yimg.com
The drugs are in here... IN HERE!!
 
2013-06-04 02:25:52 PM  

Dog Man: All of your farkers who pile on the police hate can go DIAF. An officer is dead, his wife a widow, his children fatherless. A man who risks his life for people like you was murdered by a coward who didn't have the balls to face his victim. You make me sick.

Not every situation we respond to is apparently dangerous, but any of them can turn that way in the blink of an eye. You don't have your car shot at by a passing vehicle for no reason other than the side says police. You don't get ambushed and struck on the neck by a criminal armed with a pipe. You don't have to wrestle with a bleeding, mentally ill, AIDS patient who's feeling suicidal and is armed with a steak knife. You gets to sleep in your beds safe that night because police officers do theses things in order to make your communities safer, so that you don't have to.

We put on our uniforms and go to work to work every day to try to make things better for others. A lot of the time we get hurt, sometimes we die. We pay the ultimate price so that those who scorn us and resent us can live the kind of life the want to live; safe, quiet, free of fear.

An officer died. His watch is over, may he rest in peace.


Thank you.

/daughter of a police officer
//R.I.P., Dad
 
2013-06-04 04:52:02 PM  

Super_pope: Dog Man: All of your farkers who pile on the police hate can go DIAF. An officer is dead, his wife a widow, his children fatherless. A man who risks his life for people like you was murdered by a coward who didn't have the balls to face his victim. You make me sick.

Not every situation we respond to is apparently dangerous, but any of them can turn that way in the blink of an eye. You don't have your car shot at by a passing vehicle for no reason other than the side says police. You don't get ambushed and struck on the neck by a criminal armed with a pipe. You don't have to wrestle with a bleeding, mentally ill, AIDS patient who's feeling suicidal and is armed with a steak knife. You gets to sleep in your beds safe that night because police officers do theses things in order to make your communities safer, so that you don't have to.

We put on our uniforms and go to work to work every day to try to make things better for others. A lot of the time we get hurt, sometimes we die. We pay the ultimate price so that those who scorn us and resent us can live the kind of life the want to live; safe, quiet, free of fear.

An officer died. His watch is over, may he rest in peace.

This type of thing is what I'm talking about.  You are not under siege but you talk like Jack Nicholson in, "A Few Good Men."  "I have to do all this so pussies like you can sleep at night blah blah blah."  You have this false idea that you're some kind of warrior out fighting every day against vicious but mostly unseen enemies.  If you actually ARE a cop, chances are that very little of your time is spent responding to real actual violent confrontations, and MOST of those, while unpredictable, are already over and the perpetrator would rather comply with whatever you're trying to get them to do than get beaten up and arrested.  The most dangerous thing cops "routinely" do is serve warrants, and the ones who do that are very specially prepared for their own safety, something they're able to do beca ...


So how often does someone have to ACTUALLY be in a dangerous situation for you to have some respect? Does it have to be daily? Hourly? Seriously dude, you are a douche.
 
2013-06-04 06:01:57 PM  

Super_pope: So here's a thing.  Over 1000 people showed up to this one guy's funeral (granted probably because he was senselessly shot while picking up highway debris) and tons of them came from out of state to do it.  Like... if this is the turnout a police officer slain in the line of duty gets, and policing is actually as dangerous as they would have people believe, how are any of them out on duty?  Wouldn't they all just be going around to funerals day and night?


I was at a funeral for a Chicago cop killed in a fairly well known incident.  He was the high school buddy of my brother, also a cop.  I got to ride in the police car.

The surrounding police departments send a representative squad car and honor guard.  We had cops from as far away as New York City. It made for an impressive procession of police cars with lights flashing - not that all those lights kept one biatch from turning into the procession.

Being that they detail only one car, there are plenty left to cover the streets at home.
 
2013-06-04 06:48:24 PM  
He was killed for who he was not for what he did.  Insert any other demographic into that statement and how would you defend his death?  He was killed because he was black, asian, gay, republican, democrat, left handed...
 
2013-06-04 07:37:02 PM  

laulaja: Murdered Officer (can say that because this was a Sniping which = Murder) grew up near where I now live.  Reactions here have been copious.
If canine K9 Officer Fido still young enough to be re-assigned, may he receive another such  kind & loving master.  snif  If not young enough to be re-assigned, may he be honourably retired to live with a kind & loving family.  Coulda/shoulda queried re this, will inabit


A few years ago, the K-9 officer at the sheriff's office was killed in a car accident. They retired the dog and he now lives with the officer's widow and young daughter. My guess is if the family wants Fido, they will get Fido.
 
2013-06-04 07:45:43 PM  

Fast Moon: I was going to complain about the article using a stupid generic dog name like "Fido" to refer to the dog in the image caption, until I read the article and realized that's actually the dog's name.


Apparently that's a misprint. Everything else I've seen says the dog's name is Figo
 
2013-06-04 09:12:33 PM  
I've been lucky, I haven't gotten into a big crazy fight on the street where I got hurt. I like to think its because I treat people politely and with respect. The last fight I was in had a drunk, bipolar male attack my partner on the call. The last time I tased someone it was a burglar who was running from us.

I was at training a couple of weeks ago, so I wasn't there when my crew caught a guy who was randomly shooting in the street. They confiscated 3 guns and body armor. The same week they caught a man who had just shot two men. 1 of those men was shot several times in the face and died. They were a block away when it happened.

It's not some jack nicholson speech if its true. Think about what your days and nights would be like if there were no police, nothing to keep you from being victimized. If no police cars drove by at just the right moment to dissuade someone from breaking into your home.

You're like a lot of the people we meet every day, inconsiderate and rude. God forbid that we're slow to respond to your loud music complaint; to hell with the family that was just killed in a car accident by a drunken drag racer. You don't have to look at the recently killed little boy who was trapped in that car.

The police are social workers, jailers, hospital workers, accident investigators, mediators, psychologists, and big walking targets for the right criminal on the wrong day.

You're a douchebag behind a keyboard who probably got a speeding ticket or two and holds it against all cops. It's ok though, go to bed, sleep tight, sweet dreams. Out on the street, there are officers keeping you safe.
 
2013-06-04 10:20:29 PM  

Dog Man: All of your farkers who pile on the police hate can go DIAF. An officer is dead, his wife a widow, his children fatherless. A man who risks his life for people like you was murdered by a coward who didn't have the balls to face his victim. You make me sick.

Not every situation we respond to is apparently dangerous, but any of them can turn that way in the blink of an eye. You don't have your car shot at by a passing vehicle for no reason other than the side says police. You don't get ambushed and struck on the neck by a criminal armed with a pipe. You don't have to wrestle with a bleeding, mentally ill, AIDS patient who's feeling suicidal and is armed with a steak knife. You gets to sleep in your beds safe that night because police officers do theses things in order to make your communities safer, so that you don't have to.

We put on our uniforms and go to work to work every day to try to make things better for others. A lot of the time we get hurt, sometimes we die. We pay the ultimate price so that those who scorn us and resent us can live the kind of life the want to live; safe, quiet, free of fear.

An officer died. His watch is over, may he rest in peace.


bravo
 
2013-06-04 10:41:48 PM  

Dog Man: I've been lucky, I haven't gotten into a big crazy fight on the street where I got hurt. I like to think its because I treat people politely and with respect. The last fight I was in had a drunk, bipolar male attack my partner on the call. The last time I tased someone it was a burglar who was running from us.

I was at training a couple of weeks ago, so I wasn't there when my crew caught a guy who was randomly shooting in the street. They confiscated 3 guns and body armor. The same week they caught a man who had just shot two men. 1 of those men was shot several times in the face and died. They were a block away when it happened.

It's not some jack nicholson speech if its true. Think about what your days and nights would be like if there were no police, nothing to keep you from being victimized. If no police cars drove by at just the right moment to dissuade someone from breaking into your home.

You're like a lot of the people we meet every day, inconsiderate and rude. God forbid that we're slow to respond to your loud music complaint; to hell with the family that was just killed in a car accident by a drunken drag racer. You don't have to look at the recently killed little boy who was trapped in that car.

The police are social workers, jailers, hospital workers, accident investigators, mediators, psychologists, and big walking targets for the right criminal on the wrong day.

You're a douchebag behind a keyboard who probably got a speeding ticket or two and holds it against all cops. It's ok though, go to bed, sleep tight, sweet dreams. Out on the street, there are officers keeping you safe.


I'm a person who's distressed by the lionization of your profession coupled with greater militarization and less and less accountability.  Not too fond of how tightly interconnected you people and the district attorneys are these days either.

http://www.policemisconduct.net/

The number of people who walk from STAGGERING shiat because they're cops is mind boggling, and can only happen because other cops look the other way because they might need their brothers in arms, what with being in a constant state of imaginary war.
 
2013-06-05 12:35:37 AM  

Dog Man: I've been lucky, I haven't gotten into a big crazy fight on the street where I got hurt. I like to think its because I treat people politely and with respect. The last fight I was in had a drunk, bipolar male attack my partner on the call. The last time I tased someone it was a burglar who was running from us.
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You're a douchebag behind a keyboard who probably got a speeding ticket or two and holds it against all cops. It's ok though, go to bed, sleep tight, sweet dreams. Out on the street, there are officers keeping you safe.


OK, reality time DogMan:  Someone attempted to murder me two weeks ago (for real).  The local cops (medium-sized city) were completely dismissive of my complaint, despite the giant bloody bruise on the back of my head, the pool of blood on my kitchen floor, etc.  I was having trouble speaking clearly due to the TBI (> than a concussion), and they clearly wanted to keep the local crime statistics low in order to secure their raises this year.  Fractured skull, bleeding inside the dura, apahasia for several days, massive headaches, and bruising all around the crown of the brain (due to rebound).  2/3 of moderate TBI victims fail to recover completely.

The next cop that visited me in the intensive care unit--where I had 12 wires stuck into my brain, constant vitals monitoring, 4 simultaneous IVs, etc.--took me slightly more seriously.  A battery/murder investigator visited my home later in the week.

All along the chain, it has been clear that these people want to keep their statistics low, and are looking for ANY EXCUSE to file this as a "fall," rather than as an attempted murder, which is what it was.

So, DogMan, don't call anyone who doesn't worship cops on a pedestal a "douchebag."  There are plenty of douchebag cops, working only to protect their raise this fiscal year.  Many of them clearly do not care in the least about justice, protecting & serving, but only about their current-year raise, or perhaps avoiding paperwork.

This is why so many law-abiding citizens willingly say "fark the Police."
 
2013-06-05 08:45:27 AM  

SirHolo: All along the chain, it has been clear that these people want to keep their statistics low, and are looking for ANY EXCUSE to file this as a "fall," rather than as an attempted murder, which is what it was.


They did that to keep you safe, rest easy while they selflessly guard your sleep you civilian* pussy.

*Cops are also civilians
 
2013-06-05 09:21:31 PM  

SirHolo: Dog Man: I've been lucky, I haven't gotten into a big crazy fight on the street where I got hurt. I like to think its because I treat people politely and with respect. The last fight I was in had a drunk, bipolar male attack my partner on the call. The last time I tased someone it was a burglar who was running from us.
...
You're a douchebag behind a keyboard who probably got a speeding ticket or two and holds it against all cops. It's ok though, go to bed, sleep tight, sweet dreams. Out on the street, there are officers keeping you safe.

OK, reality time DogMan:  Someone attempted to murder me two weeks ago (for real).  The local cops (medium-sized city) were completely dismissive of my complaint, despite the giant bloody bruise on the back of my head, the pool of blood on my kitchen floor, etc.  I was having trouble speaking clearly due to the TBI (> than a concussion), and they clearly wanted to keep the local crime statistics low in order to secure their raises this year.  Fractured skull, bleeding inside the dura, apahasia for several days, massive headaches, and bruising all around the crown of the brain (due to rebound).  2/3 of moderate TBI victims fail to recover completely.

The next cop that visited me in the intensive care unit--where I had 12 wires stuck into my brain, constant vitals monitoring, 4 simultaneous IVs, etc.--took me slightly more seriously.  A battery/murder investigator visited my home later in the week.

All along the chain, it has been clear that these people want to keep their statistics low, and are looking for ANY EXCUSE to file this as a "fall," rather than as an attempted murder, which is what it was.

So, DogMan, don't call anyone who doesn't worship cops on a pedestal a "douchebag."  There are plenty of douchebag cops, working only to protect their raise this fiscal year.  Many of them clearly do not care in the least about justice, protecting & serving, but only about their current-year raise, or perhaps avoiding paperwork.

This is why so many law-abiding citizens willingly say "fark the Police."


Well reality time, assuming your story is true, didn't the "cops" actually supporting your claim? Assuming you are telling the truth the first responding officers argued against the emt's on scene and stated it was a fall versus blunt for e trauma. Ok. But didn't every other officer in your story take you seriously?
 
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