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Two Bexar County K-9s dead after night left inside hot cruiser
KENS5.com ^ | July 26, 2012 | Brian New

Posted on 07/26/2012 6:19:18 PM PDT by chrisinoc

SAN ANTONIO -- The Bexar County Sheriff's Department says two of its K-9s have died after they were left inside a patrol vehicle overnight.

According to a statement from the Sheriff's Office, the dogs were "inadvertently" left inside the vehicle overnight and died from apparent heat exposure.

(Excerpt) Read more at kens5.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; donutwatch; leftinhotcar; leo; workingdogs

1 posted on 07/26/2012 6:19:27 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

OK!!! No more football in San Antonio!!


2 posted on 07/26/2012 6:22:05 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: chrisinoc
If I did that, I would be in jail. Inadvertant or not.

So, is the cop that left the dogs in the car in jail yet?

Crickets....

/johnny

3 posted on 07/26/2012 6:24:25 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: chrisinoc

We get arrested for looking sideways at a f’n police dog.


4 posted on 07/26/2012 6:24:39 PM PDT by j_tull (Massachusetts once lead the American Revolution. Under Mitt Romney, it lead the demise.)
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To: j_tull

Someone needs arrested for this. This should not have happened. The cruiser should have had several safety features to have protected the dogs.


5 posted on 07/26/2012 6:26:40 PM PDT by healy61
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To: chrisinoc

Where is the announement of the arrest of the K-9 officer on multiple animal cruelty and neglect charges???

And the announcement that he has been suspended from his duties without pay?

Oh,how could I forget,the rules are different if you are a government drone.

I’m being no harsher on the un-named K-9 officer than most police would be on some “civilian”.


6 posted on 07/26/2012 6:28:17 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: chrisinoc

Tragic for those amazing dogs... (((reaching down & petting my German Shepherd, who is laying by my feet)))


7 posted on 07/26/2012 6:29:21 PM PDT by MonicaG (God bless our military! Praying and thanking God for you every day. Thank you!)
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To: j_tull

I forgot that in many jurisdictions a “civilian” can be prosecuted for the death of a police dog just as if it was a human officer ;so will this officer be charged with the death of his “fellow officers”?


8 posted on 07/26/2012 6:30:54 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: hoosierham
There will be a jackboot licker by in a little while to explain why you or I should be in jail, but the officer shouldn't, for the same offense.

/johnny

9 posted on 07/26/2012 6:31:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: chrisinoc
"inadvertent"

The dogs are no less inanimate.


10 posted on 07/26/2012 6:35:23 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: healy61
I>The cruiser should have had several safety features to have protected the dogs.

Yea, like a consciences cop (and I speak as a retired officer). I spend a lot of time on FR defending the police, but on this one I will opt out.

11 posted on 07/26/2012 6:37:27 PM PDT by doc1019 (Romney will NEVER get my vote.)
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To: chrisinoc
Don't worry folks, they've already thrown the book at him.

He broke down and begged like a baby for the death penalty,

but the judge was having none of it and sentenced him to 15 years as a Bexar County Deputy Sheriff. Ouch.

12 posted on 07/26/2012 6:37:40 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: healy61

At a minimum the K-9 officer deserves to lose his badge and law enforcement career as it is obvious he is too irresponsible to be trusted with the public’s safety.I’ll skip the jailtime if he is banned for life from all government employment at any level including working as any kind of contractor for the government at any level.

And he should re-imburse the county the actual cost of procuring and traing of two police dogs.


13 posted on 07/26/2012 6:39:53 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: chrisinoc

So which ho’s house did he stop at for the night when he left the dogs in the car?


14 posted on 07/26/2012 6:41:47 PM PDT by Rebelbase (The most transparent administration ever is clear as mud.)
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To: chrisinoc

Jeez, I thoght the cops usually just shot dogs. This was slow and painful.


15 posted on 07/26/2012 6:44:02 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: chrisinoc

I have a friend who was once a K-9 officer. This was several years ago, but I remember his car was wired so that if it got over a certain temp inside the windows would roll down slightly and his lights would start flashing, all of which was to keep something like this from happening.


16 posted on 07/26/2012 6:45:51 PM PDT by suthener
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To: chrisinoc
How could a Police Officer abandon his Partner and let him die in an overheated car?This officer is in need of a new job in the Private Sector.Following serving time for animal cruelty.
17 posted on 07/26/2012 6:46:27 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: chrisinoc

Inexcusable.


18 posted on 07/26/2012 6:59:52 PM PDT by lastchance ("Nisi credideritis, non intelligetis" St. Augustine)
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To: Joe 6-pack

You’re going to hate this one.


19 posted on 07/26/2012 7:11:57 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: chrisinoc

The perp should be on TV being frog marched.....


20 posted on 07/26/2012 7:13:00 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: chrisinoc

How the HELL do you “inadvertently” leave TWO dogs in a car overnight?

Whoever did this needs to be locked in a car in the noon day sun.


21 posted on 07/26/2012 7:15:36 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: chrisinoc
why is it if YOU kill a K-9 you will be charges and convicted of killing a COP... where if a cop kills a K-9 it's only a DOG???
22 posted on 07/26/2012 7:17:07 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chrisinoc
As a late career EOD Handler and then Kennel Master, this disheartens me at first blush, second look and even through full disclosure.

I cannot, for the life of me, understand how this could happen regardless of the reporting.

Dogs and handlers are teamed based more on their strong ties than anything else. You do not let this happen to a loved one unless the love and respect was never there.

A true handler and a great canine are only paired when that when those two qualities combine.

23 posted on 07/26/2012 7:25:05 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: umgud

“Jeez, I thoght the cops usually just shot dogs. This was slow and painful.”

What is it about police and dogs. And these dogs were trying to HELP them.

At the very least, I’d say that each dog is probably a good 10-15K for training. This needs to be reimbursed.


24 posted on 07/26/2012 7:36:55 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: chrisinoc
"Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry."

-- Thomas Jefferson

25 posted on 07/26/2012 7:38:01 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: lastchance

The really disturbing part is that these idiots have guns and are authorized to USE them.


26 posted on 07/26/2012 7:39:21 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: chrisinoc

How horrible that must have been for these two dogs. I’m sad.


27 posted on 07/26/2012 7:40:04 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: chrisinoc

Actually, after reading the article, this happened there before; the dog was rushed to the hospital but died from “preexisting issues”. Righhht....like, for example, the inability to survive high levels of heat without water. No doubt, this, also, will be covered up nice and tidy. I really expected better from Texas.


28 posted on 07/26/2012 7:44:04 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: healy61
I spent a brief period of time working for a company that built emergency vehicles, including K-9 Units. Some had the ability to start their engines and turn on the air conditioning if it got too hot inside the car.
29 posted on 07/26/2012 7:50:35 PM PDT by Usually_Disappointed (I think the tree of liberty is getting thirsty...)
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To: suthener
Jeez YESS!...the government should pass a law that All cars be equipped with that device!!...Just in case....

There also should be an idiot box...but you'd be exempt...just in case...

30 posted on 07/26/2012 8:25:54 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: chrisinoc

How the hell does this happen?

I know many police K-9 handlers and their dogs are members of their family. One friend lost his K-9 partner of more than 10 year this week (of old age, the dog had retired to leisure) and he made sure the the dog got an obituary in the newspaper.


31 posted on 07/26/2012 8:33:09 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: chrisinoc
SAN ANTONIO -- The Bexar County Sheriff's Department

Gezzz, how stupid are these people?

32 posted on 07/26/2012 8:45:05 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: JRandomFreeper
If you did that, the courts, animal control, and every animal organizations within 2000 miles would be encircling your home, chanting death threats, demanding prison times.

Of course, cops, like illegal aliens, are a favorite of government, so this was just a simple mistake.

33 posted on 07/26/2012 8:53:48 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: chrisinoc

The officers need to be charged with murdering two officers. Anyone else would if they shot them. Plus that’s a ton of money that’s dead now.


34 posted on 07/26/2012 9:43:41 PM 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: Chode

I thought dog killing was a favorite LEO past time? Or does that only pertain to civilian dogs?

I figure the cop is getting creative!


35 posted on 07/26/2012 9:53:05 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

“There will be a jackboot licker by in a little while to explain why you or I should be in jail, but the officer shouldn’t, for the same offense.”

You got that right!

It amazes me to watch people get mauled by a police dog. Dogs have several vulnerabilities that will send them yelping and cowering with a quickness. People panic and fall into the fetal position -— first and last mistake.

Still, I’m a dog lover and hate to see them suffer needlessly.


36 posted on 07/26/2012 9:57:59 PM PDT by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: chrisinoc
Now the cops are killing their own dogs!

How do you forget two dogs in a car!

37 posted on 07/26/2012 10:25:02 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Bshaw


38 posted on 07/27/2012 4:44:54 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: chrisinoc

They will likely NOT be waiting for their ‘handlers’ at the Rainbow Bridge... ...except perhaps with a citation pad. So much for ‘Officer Friendly.’


39 posted on 07/27/2012 6:05:36 AM PDT by cqnc (Don't Blame ME, I voted for the American!)
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To: chrisinoc

What’s next? Will they even excuse a cop who leaves his own child in an infant seat in a car on a hot summer day and the child dies?

The charge should be murder of a police officer. That’s the exact same charge any non-officer would receive if we were responsible for the death of a police dog.


40 posted on 07/27/2012 7:29:56 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: M-cubed

I seriously don’t know what the hell you’re talking about. I was just sharing an anecdote related to the story. I didn’t even say it should be required in police cars, much less in everybody’s car. Lighten up. I think we’re supposed to be pretty much on the same side on this site.


41 posted on 07/27/2012 4:06:16 PM PDT by suthener
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To: pgyanke

“Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the citizenry.”

— Thomas Jefferson

Worth repeating. Many, many examples of this recently.


42 posted on 07/27/2012 4:14:13 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: IrishPennant
As a late career EOD Handler and then Kennel Master,

How common is it for one officer to have charge of two police dogs? I've only seen single dogs unless they are bloodhounds.

43 posted on 07/27/2012 4:18:56 PM PDT by eartrumpet
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To: eartrumpet
Never heard of it through my career.

I have, however, kenneled the dog of a vacationing handler with another handler, but under conditions where the dogs, if patrol versus non aggressive EOD dogs, were separated from each other and the surrogates family.

44 posted on 07/27/2012 9:25:57 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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45 posted on 07/28/2012 4:57:26 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Darnright

“Nobody is perhaps more upset than Benoy, the deputy being held responsible for the dogs’ deaths. In a 2010 interview with KENS 5, Benoy explained what it would be like to lose his K-9 companions.

“This would be just like losing a member of your family,” he said. “I’m sure when a canine officer loses his companion, we all mourn.”

I’m sorry but I’m having a really hard time summoning up pity for the cop.

If their K9 partners are like “family members”, would he ‘forget’ that his helpless toddler or invalid mother was in a hot car all night?

Where exactly was this cruiser parked?

At his house?

Somebody else’s house?
[somewhere he shouldn’t have been, in the first place?]

If he weren’t a cop, we’d be hearing that he’d left them in the car while shopping, drinking or getting his nails done, just like we do civilian moms who ‘forget’ that their kids are slow roasting in a car.

Enraged minds want to know exactly where he was that entire night.


46 posted on 07/28/2012 6:29:22 AM PDT by Salamander (I laugh to myself at the men and the ladies who never conceived of us billion dollar babies.)
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To: chrisinoc

Inadvertently.

Coptalk is really sophisticated when they want to wiggle out of responsibility. Remarkable for individuals who don’t even have an undergraduate degree in many cases.

The cop responsible should be fired, imprisoned for animal cruelty and fined for the value of the dogs and all their training and up keep casts since acquired.

But it won;t happen.

More of the “them” versus “us” mentality which is making more their paramilitary training and sophisticated weaponry MORE and MORE dangerous.


47 posted on 07/29/2012 7:43:14 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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