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K-9 dies after being left in hot patrol car
WHIO.com ^ | Aug. 2, 2012 | Staff Report

Posted on 08/02/2012 7:38:48 PM PDT by chrisinoc

CELINA —

A Mercer County K-9 unit died Wednesday after his handler left him in a patrol car.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dog; donutwatch; k9; mercercounty; ohio

1 posted on 08/02/2012 7:38:50 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: chrisinoc

This sure is happening a lot these day. What are these morons thinking? If you’re hot, it’s a pretty good chance that your dog is hot too! Geeesh! It’s not rocket science.


2 posted on 08/02/2012 7:40:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (The NRA did not create James "The Joker" Holmes. Harvey Weinstein's Hollywood did.)
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To: chrisinoc

Again? I thought the K-9 officers treated the animals like constant companions and fellow officers.


3 posted on 08/02/2012 7:42:09 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: fella
Couple of weeks ago a handler in Anaheim left his dog unattended and the poor bugger had to open the door himself ~ whereupon he targeted on the first baby in a carriage, and then bit somebody else.

Hope those were really good doughnuts!

4 posted on 08/02/2012 7:44:33 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: chrisinoc

If Deputy Sheriff Chad Fortkamp is not charged with animal abuse due to the death of his K-9, considered an LEO in a Court of Law, there is something deeply wrong in the Mercer County Sheriff Department.


5 posted on 08/02/2012 7:46:17 PM PDT by TaMoDee ( Lassez les bons temps rouler dans les 2012! Allez Pack!)
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To: chrisinoc

He wasn’t a “unit.” He was a highly intelligent, sensitive, loving creature.


6 posted on 08/02/2012 7:46:23 PM PDT by ottbmare (The OTTB Mare)
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7 posted on 08/02/2012 7:47:47 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: chrisinoc

I live in a cold climate and the K-9 officers around here have specially configured cars so they can leave them running with the a/c on.


8 posted on 08/02/2012 7:50:32 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: chrisinoc

This happens a lot. If a cop is too stupid to take care of a dog, he shouldn’t be a cop.


9 posted on 08/02/2012 7:51:49 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

The police union will protect the officer. Probably will get a promotion over this.


10 posted on 08/02/2012 7:54:26 PM PDT by chrisinoc
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To: ozzymandus

Exactly.Too stupid to care for a dog,then way too stupid to carry a gun.


11 posted on 08/02/2012 7:54:42 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: chrisinoc

Wow, cop killer and dog killing cop all in one.


12 posted on 08/02/2012 8:02:08 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Join the Democrats, it's not Fascism when WE do it, and the Constitution and law mean what WE say.)
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To: chrisinoc

Geez, the dogs they shoot die with less pain than this poor dog.


13 posted on 08/02/2012 8:03:59 PM PDT by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: chrisinoc

This is off topic, but has anyone here ever tasted Celina water? It has GOTTA be the most shitty drinking water anywhere! It even smells as bad as it tastes. My Gramma used to make cookies, and they even tasted like it.


14 posted on 08/02/2012 8:06:10 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: chrisinoc

That officer is a f@**king idiot, period. Deserves to be fired, and tossed in jail for negligent homicide of a fellow officer. Civilian criminals get a felony murder charge for killing a police dog. He ought to get at least negligent homicide, that’s his damn partner and one that is 100% dependent on him.

Nail the asshole to the wall.


15 posted on 08/02/2012 8:21:58 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: ozzymandus

“this happens a lot. If a cop is too stupid to take care of a dog, he shouldn’t be a cop.”

Should not be allowed to have a dog either.


16 posted on 08/02/2012 8:39:33 PM PDT by tob2 (November can't come soon enough for me.)
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To: chrisinoc
Awful as this story is -- I love animals -- I have to point out there's criminals serving long stretches in prison because they killed or wounded a K9 unit dog during their apprehension. Some law enforcement agencies regard an attack on their K9s as equal to an attack on one of their sworn human officers.

But when some negligent K9 handler kills his dog when locking it in his closed patrol cruiser in the middle of summer, then hey it's just loss of equipment. Oh well, don't do that again. Anyway, get a new dog in here.

Doesn't sit right with me, considering that I can remember seeing a police motorcycle honor guard escorting a K9 dog that was 'killed in the line of duty' to a funeral while a police band played bagpipes and teary-eyed mustached officers wept as a 21 gun salute was fired. I had to look around wondering "Am I the only person who thinks they're really overdoing it here?".

17 posted on 08/02/2012 8:41:28 PM PDT by The KG9 Kid (Semper Fi)
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To: USNBandit
... specially configured cars ...

I think that means an extra battery (in addition to the modified "backseat" space for the dog.)

18 posted on 08/02/2012 8:45:49 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: chrisinoc

I’ve heard of this happening before—maybe a couple of years ago.

Found a story from 2007. Not sure if this is the one I’m remembering. Arizona of all places!

Poor animals. Not a good way for any living creature to go.

K-9 dog dies after being left in hot patrol car
Aug. 13, 2007
http://www.azcentral.com/community/chandler/articles/0813cr-deaddog.html


19 posted on 08/02/2012 8:59:25 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: chrisinoc

Here’s another one from July 18 of this year:

K-9 dog dies after left in hot car
http://dogtime.com/police-dog-left-in-hot-car-dies.html


20 posted on 08/02/2012 9:02:03 PM PDT by beaversmom
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From the one that happened on July 18, 2012 in Arizona:

Officer Lankow is described as distraught following the death of his partner. Cook explained that during Jeg’s hospital stay, Lankow refused to leave the dog’s side.

“I want to make sure people understand that [Lankow] is emotionally ruined by this event,” Cook told the Arizona Daily Star. “His wife is really hurt by this, his kids are hurt.”

Sad, sad, sad!


21 posted on 08/02/2012 9:04:30 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: beaversmom; JoeSixPack

>>I’ve heard of this happening before—maybe a couple of years ago.

There were two died together the same way no more than a few weeks ago. The story was posted here. JoeSixPack might know of the link.


22 posted on 08/02/2012 9:05:31 PM PDT by expat1000
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23 posted on 08/02/2012 9:08:32 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: chrisinoc

A brave police officer died today!!

This was the worst story I’ve read today — be sure to click on the article to see Zac’s photo, he was a beautiful Belgian Shepard.

(my rescue is part Belgian Shepard, he would give his life protecting us)

How could ANYONE be so F-ING STUPID!!

From the article:

“When at the office, the car is either left running with air conditioning on or Zak comes into the building,” said Grey. “The car was not running and it appears that Zak was overcome by the heat.”

Unbelievable!!


24 posted on 08/02/2012 9:09:55 PM PDT by Bon of Babble (The Road to Ruin is Always Kept in Good Repair)
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To: expat1000

Yeah, I just found one that happened in AZ on July 18 (posted above). I don’t know if this is still happening with children—haven’t heard about a case in a long time thank goodness. I remember that one in AZ a few years back where the mother couldn’t find a sitter or something and left her child in the car while she worked.

Toddler Dies After Hooters Mom Forgets Child in Hot Car
October 31, 2007
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/1919007/posts


25 posted on 08/02/2012 9:15:12 PM PDT by beaversmom
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To: The KG9 Kid

“Doesn’t sit right with me, considering that I can remember seeing a police motorcycle honor guard escorting a K9 dog that was ‘killed in the line of duty’ to a funeral while a police band played bagpipes and teary-eyed mustached officers wept as a 21 gun salute was fired. I had to look around wondering “Am I the only person who thinks they’re really overdoing it here?”.”

SILENCE, UNTERMENSCH!

A POLICE STATE IS A SAFE STATE!

Commies in media deliberately glorify cops because they ardently desire a police state. Consider that being a law enforcement person is not sufficiently dangerous to be in the Top Ten Most Dangerous Occupations. US Bureau of Labor statistics has so stated for many years.

But, any police man, even a police dog, killed at work is granted de facto sainthood by the commie crowd. But fishermen, loggers, truck drivers, construction workers - all are ignored despite their occupation being in the Top Ten.


26 posted on 08/02/2012 9:21:45 PM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: Bon of Babble

Sorry, that is a German Shepherd.

And it is sad.


27 posted on 08/02/2012 9:28:16 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: beaversmom

On FR you get a child-car every year at least.

I’m convinced we’ve had more troubles with “hot children” because of all the damned communist baby-seat laws.


28 posted on 08/02/2012 9:29:48 PM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: expat1000; Joe 6-pack

Sir, you mean Joe 6-Pack

Joe: You were mistaken for your “alter ego” JoeSixPack again. ;-)


29 posted on 08/02/2012 9:48:17 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: Secret Agent Man

I love my dog too, but c’mon dogs aren’t people.


30 posted on 08/02/2012 9:50:46 PM PDT by pangenesis (Legalize freedom - write-in Ron Paul!)
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To: Altariel

I’m glad you told me, because I come across the occasional pooch story - did a few days ago, in fact - and have been pinging the wrong Joe!


31 posted on 08/02/2012 9:57:50 PM PDT by expat1000
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To: chrisinoc

So, when will the dog’s handler be treated like anyone *else* responsible for the death of a police dog?


32 posted on 08/02/2012 10:05:04 PM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: chrisinoc

And to think we are suppose to depend on these guys to protect us!


33 posted on 08/02/2012 10:20:16 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: chrisinoc; Joe 6-pack; All

I can’t believe this happened again. If an officer sees a child- or an animal, in a car, wouldn’t they do something about it? Do they think they’re somehow immune? Or is there foul play involved?
This is just bizarre.


34 posted on 08/02/2012 10:20:16 PM PDT by KGeorge
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To: chrisinoc

Judas Priest what the hell is it with cops and dogs lately? If they’re not shooting them, they’re roasting them alive in squad cars! F’ing cops.


35 posted on 08/02/2012 10:26:02 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: TaMoDee

If a criminal kills a police dog it’s murder..

I expect no less of a charge for the officer.


36 posted on 08/02/2012 10:42:26 PM PDT by cableguymn (For the first time in my life. I fear my country's government.)
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To: tob2
Should not be allowed to have a dog either.

He doesn't anymore.

37 posted on 08/02/2012 10:53:03 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: tob2
Should not be allowed to have a dog either.

He doesn't anymore.

38 posted on 08/02/2012 10:53:21 PM PDT by Bon mots ("When seconds count, the police are just minutes away...")
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To: Calvin Locke

I don’t know, this guy drops by our office quite a bit and usually leaves the dog in the car with the thing running. Really awesome dog. He has a remote release and had to use it when he went to serve a failure to appear warrant and got jumped by the whole family. That dog saved his life.


39 posted on 08/02/2012 10:58:45 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: chrisinoc

When they’re not killing citizens’ dogs, they’re killing the dogs the taxpayers have bought them.


40 posted on 08/03/2012 12:44:28 AM PDT by NVDave
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To: pangenesis

Point is, when non officer kills police dog, it’s a felony murder charge. Cops ought to be held to same standard. And negligent homicide isn’t murder one, either, so I am cutting the officer a break.


41 posted on 08/03/2012 1:45:02 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

I wonder. Will the officer be charged with murder, like one of us lowly serfs would be, if we’d killed a K9?


42 posted on 08/03/2012 6:24:49 AM PDT by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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To: pangenesis
"I love my dog too, but c’mon dogs aren’t people."

I knew someone would post such and here's my reply:
While I understand the superiority of the human mind and emotions, I've come to love dogs in general more than I love many human beings. Of course, I will defend a person over a dog. However, "man's best friend" is just that - loyal with unconditional love...certain breeds to the exception.

Yes, I project my human emotions on my little Abby-girl. Still, she gives me more joy than almost any human has in my 62 years. Bottom line: I could live without half of humanity, but would be devastated if my little girl was in pain or died tomorrow.

43 posted on 08/03/2012 8:06:29 AM PDT by A Navy Vet (An Oath is Forever)
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To: chrisinoc
K-9 unit

George Orwell was a genius.

44 posted on 08/03/2012 11:19:46 AM PDT by MSSC6644 (Defeat Satan: pray the Rosary.)
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To: Bon mots

Thank God!


45 posted on 08/03/2012 6:06:03 PM PDT by tob2 (November can't come soon enough for me.)
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