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K-9 DIES: Police Dog Left In Hot Car
WHOtv.com ^ | August 31, 2012 | Erik Wheater

Posted on 09/01/2012 8:43:45 AM PDT by chrisinoc

What Des Moines Police are calling a tragic accident, central Iowans are calling inexcusable.

“We’re going to look into and find out exactly what the circumstances were that led to Harley passing,” said Sergeant Chris Scott with the Des Moines Police Department.

Harley, a Labrador retriever worked as a K-9 officer with the department’s vice and narcotics unit.

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TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; donutwatch; policedog

1 posted on 09/01/2012 8:43:50 AM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
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2 posted on 09/01/2012 8:46:41 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: chrisinoc

If a criminal can be charged with murder for killing a police dog I demand the same charges in this case.


3 posted on 09/01/2012 8:47:14 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: chrisinoc
Only trained professionals should have dogs or firearms.

/johnny

4 posted on 09/01/2012 8:47:20 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Call Mayor Bloomberg.

Maybe he’ll loan them the supplemental AC unit

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2012/06/27/bloombergs-aides-thinking-of-new-ways-to-keep-suv-cool/


5 posted on 09/01/2012 8:48:31 AM PDT by nascarnation (Defeat Baraq 2012. Deport Baraq 2013)
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To: chrisinoc

So cruel, and preventable. They should be locked in a hot car and see what is feels like to slowly die.


6 posted on 09/01/2012 8:49:29 AM PDT by BlueAngel
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To: chrisinoc

That’s 4 K-9s died that way I’ve read about here in the last 2 months or so.


7 posted on 09/01/2012 8:52:06 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: chrisinoc

..more like tragic stupidity.


8 posted on 09/01/2012 8:59:08 AM PDT by Banjoguy (The U.S. population are now the slaves of all taxing bodies in the country.)
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To: chrisinoc

How is it if you or I -or joe citizen leaves a dog in a car -in the summertime it is a criminal offense -but if a cop does the same thing it’s just a tragic accident? Sort o f reminds me of the Workplace incident this Administration calls the Ft.Hood Jihad via Hasan.Can anybody say no accountability.


9 posted on 09/01/2012 9:16:30 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: chrisinoc

My guess is that this clown will keep his job and never serve a day.


10 posted on 09/01/2012 9:17:55 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: chrisinoc
What Des Moines Police are calling a tragic accident, central Iowans are calling inexcusable.

And they are right.

“We’re going to look into and find out exactly what the circumstances were that led to Harley passing,” said Sergeant Chris Scott with the Des Moines Police Department.

You mean that you are going to search far and wide to find some lame excuse for a K9 officer to let his K9 fry to death while locked in his car. Have at it.

11 posted on 09/01/2012 9:18:07 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: cableguymn

Apparently cops can kill other cops and its ok.

But we, you know, the subjects, simply cant.


12 posted on 09/01/2012 9:19:26 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Oh Crap !! Did I say that out loud ??!??)
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To: chrisinoc

Well, at least it wasn’t a human baby! But still a senseless act of evil.


13 posted on 09/01/2012 9:35:07 AM PDT by District13 (Ain't America Grand)
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To: chrisinoc

I’ll save my outrage for children locked in cars.


14 posted on 09/01/2012 9:50:08 AM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: cableguymn

Exactly.


15 posted on 09/01/2012 9:57:00 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: chrisinoc

“What Des Moines Police are calling a tragic accident”

Anyone else would be charged with animal abuse. And plus, they tell you that police dogs are “officers”. So there’s double the charges.

So here’s another case of selective enforcement of law.


16 posted on 09/01/2012 10:00:34 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: chrisinoc

I worked with a professional dog trainer. He actually went to a legitimate school to become one. He quoted me that on average, it cost $40,000 to train a police dog. I don’t know if that’s true, but if I were a tax payer in Iowa, aside from the horrible death, I’d be mad.


17 posted on 09/01/2012 10:01:49 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: chrisinoc

Tragic accident my ass.

Depraved indifference and criminal negligence sounds more like it.

Funny, if a bad guy kills a K-9, its treated as the homicide of a police officer in many jurisdictions. There was a case like this here in Da ‘Burgh several years ago where just that happened.

In fact they had the full police funeral, complete with honor guard, bagpipes, and the black electrical tape across the badges for a week.

Accident, yeah. It sounds like the only accident was allowing this moron onto the police force in the first place.


18 posted on 09/01/2012 10:50:53 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: wideawake

He;ll probably get promoted to Sergeant.

He killed a dog without wasting a police bullet. Such cost savings!

/s


19 posted on 09/01/2012 10:52:44 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: Born to Conserve

We’re talking $40-$50 grand of the taxpayer’s money.

That’s what it costs to train one. At the very least every dime of that should all come out of this goofball’s paycheck.

BTW, this is a DOG thread, don’t hijack it with this abortion or “but its to protect the kiddies!” crap, Okay?

There is a place for everything.


20 posted on 09/01/2012 10:57:52 AM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (I need a good stiff drink. How 'bout you?)
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To: pops88

Oddly, the article refers to the officer as being both the dog’s partner and owner. Did the city not own the dog? Did the taxpayers spend a large chunk of money to enhance the value of someone else’s animal?


21 posted on 09/01/2012 11:06:39 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: wideawake

I had a Geman Shepherd that was adopted by a police department. My understanding was that they were trained and then paired with an officer at some point in their training, but yes, the tax payer is paying for it.


22 posted on 09/01/2012 11:13:41 AM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: chrisinoc

This was not an accident. This was criminal negligence and animal cruelty and should be prosecuted as such.


23 posted on 09/01/2012 12:22:47 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Hopey changey Low emission unicorns and a crap sandwich)
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To: Born to Conserve
I’ll save my outrage for children locked in cars.

So only one thing in the entire world outrages you?

You cannot be outraged by several things?

What an empty vessel.

24 posted on 09/01/2012 1:54:46 PM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: Banjoguy

No , it sounds like a police officer was killed by fellow officer Brian Mathis. It’s clearly an accident but there are laws about killing a police officer such as Harley .. You or I would go to jail and would be forced to pay back about $50,000 that the police claim to be the training expenses. I’m way past tired when it comes to double standards and priveledged government types.


25 posted on 09/01/2012 1:58:50 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: Born to Conserve

You can’t be outraged at both? It’s one or the other only?


26 posted on 09/01/2012 3:41:02 PM PDT by USMCWife6869
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To: chrisinoc

ANOTHER ONE??? Last time it was two in the same car.

The arrogant bastard responsible should be fired and sent to jail for animal cruelty and made to pay back to the taxpayers the cost of acquiring, training, medicating and maintaining that dog.

Cop behaving badly - AGAIN.


27 posted on 09/01/2012 6:03:13 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Thanks Joe. There’s never an excuse for this. I take my Yorkie to the Speedy Stop for milk and bread - put the windows down part way and still worry the few minutes I’m gone. But, he loves to go with me so much!


28 posted on 09/01/2012 6:08:35 PM PDT by potlatch (~~And the truth IS what counts, RIGHT ? ~~)
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To: expat1000
That’s 4 K-9s died that way I’ve read about here in the last 2 months or so.

Does that include the one in Ocean Springs,MS. just last week?

29 posted on 09/01/2012 7:29:21 PM PDT by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cableguymn

Indeed. If we are viewed by the police (and society) as having killed an officer if we shoot a police dog, then the same laws should apply to them.

This is not feudal Europe, where the knights of the realm had special privileges not afforded to the common peasants.


30 posted on 09/01/2012 7:51:30 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: cableguymn

I’m afraid, this time, I have to agree. Or at least, fire them without benefits. Hpw many times has this happened this summer? It *is* inexcusable.

Dogs. Are Not. Disposable.


31 posted on 09/01/2012 8:48:13 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: Eaker

Am I the only person on earth who knows where their dogs are at all times?

Maybe I should become a cop.

/s


32 posted on 09/01/2012 9:57:05 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Salamander

No, I do as well.

I have never left a baby or a dog in the car.

How could anyone not understand that you never leave either in a car and sure as hell not in hot or cold weather?


33 posted on 09/01/2012 10:07:28 PM PDT by Eaker (Stripping Americans of their freedom and dignity and rubbing their noses in it is a very bad idea.)
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To: houeto

>>Does that include the one in Ocean Springs,MS. just last week?

No.


34 posted on 09/01/2012 11:02:57 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: Salamander

More importantly, your dogs know where *you* are at all times.

(The strength of the Den of Dominating Dobermans grows each day; you never know just what that secret society is....)

*This post has been moderated as it does not meet the approval of the DDD. Future posters are advised to speak of the DDD in a positive, upbeat manner and to reference cheese, bacon, belly rubs and car rides often.*


35 posted on 09/02/2012 8:38:42 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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