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New Partner To Build On WA Police Dog Rumble’s Legacy

Rumble - Everyone please meet 'Faustus' the Latin meaning is fortunate or lucky. Faustus is now under the protective wing of Matt Muletta who you all would remember more fondly as Police Dog Rumble's Dad. WA Police/Facebook
Rumble – Everyone please meet ‘Faustus’ the Latin meaning is fortunate or lucky. Faustus is now under the protective wing of Matt Muletta who you all would remember more fondly as Police Dog Rumble’s Dad. Source: WA Police/Facebook
A police officer who lost his much-loved police dog, Rumble, to illness has a new four-legged partner who also needed a second chance after his owner died. Continue reading New Partner To Build On WA Police Dog Rumble’s Legacy

QPS PD Edge – We Remember

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Queensland Police Service police dog and TV star PD Edge suddenly passed overnight on 4th April 2015.

PD Edge, who starred in Channel Nine’s factual program Send in The Dogs in 2011, served as a general police dog with the Brisbane Dog Squad alongside Senior Constable Stuart Ellison. Continue reading QPS PD Edge – We Remember

Police Dog ‘Diesel’ Killed In Paris Raid Awarded Medal for Bravery

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Heroic police dog Diesel, killed in a Paris raid, is to be awarded a medal for gallantry. Credit: PDSA

A heroic police dog killed in the Saint-Denis raids in Paris is to be awarded a top honour for gallantry. Continue reading Police Dog ‘Diesel’ Killed In Paris Raid Awarded Medal for Bravery

How Police Dogs Turned Into Cybernetic Hunters

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A German Shepherd lies on a stretcher in a sterile exam room, tucked in a fleece blanket. The room’s perimeter is lined with men in crisp khaki uniforms, handguns strapped to their sagging utility belts. A shrill beep sounds over a radio, and an impassive dispatcher’s voice is heard over the men’s gentle sniffling. Continue reading How Police Dogs Turned Into Cybernetic Hunters

Man Charged With Animal Cruelty For Assaulting Queensland Police Dog ‘Ox’

A 40-year-old man faces a raft of charges relating to dangerous driving, ramming police cars and animal cruelty after an incident on the Gold Coast which saw a police dog locked in the alleged offender’s car.
Continue reading Man Charged With Animal Cruelty For Assaulting Queensland Police Dog ‘Ox’

France Accepts Russian ‘Replacement’ for Police Dog Diesel Killed In Paris Attack

France on Friday warmly accepted the offer of a puppy from Russia as a replacement for a police dog named Diesel which was killed during operations after the November 13 terror attacks in Paris. Continue reading France Accepts Russian ‘Replacement’ for Police Dog Diesel Killed In Paris Attack

Russia Sends Puppy to French Police to Replace Fallen Police Dog Diesel

The Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs decided to send a puppy to their French counterparts to replace Diesel the police dog that was killed during a police raid in Paris on Wednesday. Continue reading Russia Sends Puppy to French Police to Replace Fallen Police Dog Diesel

NSW Police Enlist Dogs To Help Track Graffiti Vandals

A pack of crime-fighting canines have become the state government’s latest weapon in the battle against graffiti scourge on Sydney’s trains.

The highly skilled pooches have been involved in ongoing blitzes against vandals, who cost taxpayers more than $30 million a year in damage to stations, railway yards and carriages.

The four-legged sleuths have recently assisted in two arrests for graffiti-related offences, at Granville and Sydenham stations, as well as sniffing out more than 1200 cans of spray paint used for illegal graffiti.

Transport Minister Andrew Constance met some of the graffiti dogs yesterday at the Eveleigh Maintenance Centre near Redfern to acknowledge their efforts in driving down vandalism across the network.

“These seven dogs are an integral part of the blitzes that target hot spots for trains to be attacked by vandals, including at stations, maintenance centres and stabling yards,” Mr Constance said.

Earlier this year motion-activated cameras were introduced to catch anyone illegally trespassing on train tracks or breaking into fenced-off areas of the rail network. These cameras have already led to six arrests.

Source: The Daily Telegraph.

Gun Holster Used To Rescue Retired Police Dog After Three-hour Ordeal Stuck In Hole In WA’s North

A grim end was looking likely for an ageing retired police dog which had fallen into a rocky hole on a Pilbara fishing trip, until a resourceful police officer was able to adapt his gun holster to make an unlikely rescue.

It had been looking like a good day out when the dog’s owner, Cortlan Bennett, landed a nice-looking fish on the rocky groyne at Point Samson, on the Pilbara coast.

Mr Bennett pulled the fish onto the rocks, but it came off and fell down between a gap in the rocks.

What started as a minor annoyance quickly escalated into a serious problem for Mr Corbett’s 14-year-old Alsatian, Indi.

 

The gap in between the boulders just happened to be the perfect size to get an unbreakable hold on the unfortunate dog.

Attempts to pull the dog out by scruffs of skin caused the frightened animal to bite the hand of his owner.

 

Realising he needed help, Mr Bennett called police at the nearby Roebourne station.

When they arrived half an hour later, they realised there was no simple solution to rescuing an Alsatian prone to biting its rescuers.

“It was pretty clear to them that it wasn’t going to be easy to get him out either, so they called in the fire brigade,” Mr Bennett said.

It was really a stroke of genius for this officer to just look down at his thigh and go, ‘Yeah, why don’t we use this as a muzzle?’ Roebourne police officer Jay Ravat was struck by inspiration.

“He sort of looks down at his gun holster… and there’s an elastic band that holds the weapon to his thigh,” Mr Bennett said.

It was almost fitting that in his twilight years, and in his hour of need, the police returned the favour.

Read the full article at ABC News.

Mackay Police District Sergeant Pays Tribute To Fallen Police Dog Tunza

Sergeant Marcus Hahn with PD Tunza
Sergeant Marcus Hahn with PD Tunza
Police Dog Tunza suddenly and unexpectedly passed away at the weekend.

Tunza fell ill during his shift on Friday and did not recover, police said in a statement.

Tunza was seven and half years old and was sworn into the Queensland Police Service following his training at 18 months old.

He was posted to Mackay District and served two years with Senior Constable Ben Richards and then served the last four years with his handler Sergeant Marcus Hahn, Officer in Charge Mackay Dog Squad.

Tunza was a general purpose police dog, cross trained in drug detection.

Sergeant Hahn and Tunza have been a formidable team in the Mackay Police District over many years with successes in both drug detection and the tracking and apprehension of numerous suspects.

Condolences and acknowledgments for Tunza’s service to the Mackay community have been numerous.

When not at work Tunza lived at home with Sergeant Hahn and his family.

Sergeant Hahn said today that Tunza was a special dog who loved to work.

“He was dearly loved by my family. I will miss him,” Sergeant Hahn said.

Source: Daily Mercury.