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Mourning The Death Of Police K9 Accidentally Left In Hot Car

The Gulf Shores Police Department is mourning the death of one of its service dogs, a yellow lab named Mason. Local residents are also expressing their emotions over the story, in many cases sadness and anger over the way Mason died.

A Gulf Shores, Alabama police officer has been disciplined following the death of a police K9 that was left in a hot patrol car.
Gulf Shores officials said that on Thursday Corporal Josh Coleman accidentally left the dog, Mason, in the back of a patrol car.   Coleman realized he’d left Mason back there after about 45 minutes.
When Coleman got to the car, Mason was in distress and they rushed him to the vet. Mason passed away on Friday night.
Coleman has been disciplined, but specific details on the punishment have not been released. 

Official statement from the DA’s Office: 

“The District Attorney’s Office was contacted by Lt. Bill Cowan of the Gulf Shores Police Department on Saturday, June 20th, 2015, regarding the the death of a K-9 Officer.

Based on the preliminary information, the assistant district attorney agreed with Lt. Cowan that an arrest was not appropriate at that time.

The investigation is ongoing.  Once the investigation is complete, a Grand Jury will perform a review of the facts and determine if any criminal conduct has or has not occurred.”

Read more on Local 15 News.

Source: www.local15tv.com

Ed: Rest in peace Mason.

Wounded Blue Fundraiser Supports Alabama Law enforcement

It’s no secret that in some communities across the country, tensions are high right now between police officers and the people they serve.

A local organization that supports Alabama’s officers, called Wounded Blue, is dedicated to helping those officers when they need it most.

Friday, Wounded Blue celebrated a milestone– their first annual benefit dinner. They wanted to raise money to continue their mission of aiding and encouraging law enforcement who are injured in the line of duty.

“We want to make sure that they’re taken care of and they’re not forgotten,” said Freda Muncey, the organization’s founder.

Watch the report on WHNT 19 News.

Source: whnt.com

Law Enforcement Is a Calling That Is Answered Daily

Law enforcement is a calling that is answered daily, by people that are willing to face the dangers and perils awaiting them to serve a greater good.   These brave men and women are committed to service, whether from the patrol car on a shift, investigating a crime scene, behind a computer completing paperwork in an office, or training fellow law enforcement professionals to excel at their chosen profession…

Source: www.al.com

Taking Action: Does the ‘Waze’ App Endanger Law Enforcement?

Waze is an app used by more than 50 million drivers to share real-time information about what’s happening on the roads, but law enforcement officials around the country and here in the Tennessee Valley are wondering if it could be compromising the safety of their men and women.

Source: whnt.com