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Police Respond to Vicious Dog in Baltimore City
| May 20, 2012
Posted on 07/17/2012 11:57:58 PM PDT by Daffynition
I'm a Police Officer in Baltimore City. I am originally from Wilkes-Barre, and I am a fan of your organization and Pit Bulls. Today I received a call while on duty about a vicious dog chasing kids. When I came on the scene, I noticed people yelling out their windows at the dog. I followed the dog into an ally to see how it was acting. Going on my own approach, being a dog lover, I got out of my car and called the "vicious dog" over to me. The dog came over with it's tail between it's legs and panting. I grabbed my water bottle and the dog sat down next to me and began licking my pants. I started giving the dog water. I brought the dog over and waited for the pound to show up. My partner was not a fan of dogs and was startled by my approach. I suggested to him that this dog cannot be put down, and should be taken to a shelter. We took it upon ourselves to take the dog to the shelter, and transported it in the back seat in the back of our patrol car. Then I decided that I wanted to keep the dog, and spoke to the shelter about the steps to take to adopt it. The dog was originally kept outside and was filthy, and now it just might have a new home. I know you like positive pictures so I have attached a few. Have a great day and keep up the good work!
Officer Dan Waskiewicz Baltimore City Police
(Excerpt) Read more at modifiedk9.blogspot.com ...
TOPICS: Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; goodcop
Unique story. Unique cop.
There are still some real, old fashioned, GOOD cops out there!
Nice to read.
posted on 07/17/2012 11:59:55 PM PDT
(Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
“My partner was not a fan of dogs and was startled by my approach.”
Because his partner’s “approach” would have involved the use of a firearm, I bet!
posted on 07/18/2012 12:02:53 AM PDT
( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
Thank you, Officer Dan!
I work with a young guy, aspiring police officer, who would likely do the same thing.
posted on 07/18/2012 12:07:12 AM PDT
by Titan Magroyne
(What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
Damn it! We pay you to shoot dogs, not to transport them in your cruiser like some taxi service!
posted on 07/18/2012 12:08:12 AM PDT
( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
Which is why this story is so unusual. :)
posted on 07/18/2012 12:09:26 AM PDT
(Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
What a beautiful dog.
God bless that cop.
posted on 07/18/2012 12:13:39 AM PDT
A rarity, a cop exercising intelligence, compassion and humanity. We need more like him.
posted on 07/18/2012 1:17:46 AM PDT
To: Joe 6-pack
posted on 07/18/2012 1:34:29 AM PDT
by Slings and Arrows
(You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
Betcha $5 Officer Dan ends up having trouble with this dog. He’ll probably leave it in a chain link box in his back yard all day while he’s working.
posted on 07/18/2012 3:28:00 AM PDT
Betcha $5 Officer Dan ends up having trouble with this dog. Hell probably leave it in a chain link box in his back yard all day while hes working.
Are you still stealing hubcaps off of moving vehicles?
posted on 07/18/2012 3:31:16 AM PDT
(Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
It isn’t a rarity....it just goes as unreported as the number of planes landing safely each day.
posted on 07/18/2012 3:34:32 AM PDT
(It is going to be Foot to Ass combat on election day....my foot and a Rat's ass.)
There are many many of them out there protecting us every day and get little or no recognition for the job they do and the risks they take.
In our old neighborhood, we were walking our dogs on their leashes and one of our neighbors called out to us. She lived two doors down so we dropped one leash so our dog could run up to her and be lavished with petting, hugs and kisses. Our neighbor had a visitor- a fat, mannish lady cop. who was standing right next to our neighbor. When the cop saw our fat, ecstatic, flatulent, drooling basset bouncing up to our neighbor and roll over on his back to get his belly scratched, she had her hand on her gun. She didn’t pull it out of the holster but still. She was in a stance with her legs apart and looked to be at the ready.
I feel for all those families who have had their dogs killed by overzealous and very often wrong policemen. This story about this policeman is amazing and one that I wish were repeated in life more often.
"It isnt a rarity....it just goes as unreported as the number of planes landing safely each day."
My personal experience in dealing with cops has left me somewhat wary of them, so I'll have to take your word on it and hope that you are correct.
posted on 07/18/2012 3:55:44 AM PDT
The fable of the scorpion and the frog.
It goes like this:
posted on 07/18/2012 4:16:57 AM PDT
( Home of J.C. Calhoun and the Birthplace and Deathbed of the Confederacy)
Yum, Yum, you are a salty one!
posted on 07/18/2012 4:40:52 AM PDT
(Why must someone else always make the final decisions?)
Wow, he gave up the chance to test fire his Glock against living flesh! Good cop! Good!
posted on 07/18/2012 5:22:15 AM PDT
by Travis McGee
To: Cowgirl of Justice
There are still a lot of good cops out there.
One problem I see (former State LEO and adult probation officer)is the training. There is much more emphasis on what I call RoBOCoP training. Many young officers look like “Arnold” with the craze for body building. Some around here actually look like they are on steroids. That would explain the aggression.
We had a couple like that about 35 years ago but it was rare.
Also with all the Homeland Security idiots running around it increases their level of paranoia.
I understand times are different but even back then I was a half second from having to shoot. Thank God I didn't have to but I would have and not lost sleep over it.
Most cops back then had more common sense. We had some gung-ho types but we always told them to join the Army if they wanted to act like that. We were trained to DEFUSE a situation not make it worse.
Some of that may have been from being on the road alone with no help for miles. That dog looks just like one that came up to our house about a year ago. Sweetest dog we ever had. She wags her tail and her whole butt shakes. The vets. lover her.
posted on 07/18/2012 5:27:05 AM PDT
(Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
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posted on 07/18/2012 5:35:12 AM PDT
by Joe 6-pack
(Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
My two dogs are a Pitador (half Black Lab and half Pit), who weighs 85 lb. and a still growing Great Dane at 104 lb. The vets love them too. What really galls me is that one is a breed mix that’s often banned and the other, the Dane, is a breed that’s sometimes banned, even though both are the sweetest, friendliest, silliest dogs imaginable.
Maybe he’s a Muslim.
There is something wrong mentally with people who dislike dogs.
posted on 07/18/2012 6:15:44 AM PDT
That would explain the aggression.
I disagree. I suspect--don't have the evidence, just a suspicion--that today's cops are selected precisely for their aggressiveness. I would imagine that these tendencies are identified in the personality tests they are administered.
posted on 07/18/2012 6:25:36 AM PDT
( "it's" is the contraction of either "it is" or "it has"; "its" is the possessive pronoun)
While growing up, the cops in my precinct were exactly like that.
posted on 07/18/2012 6:26:37 AM PDT
(If you love your freedom, thank a vet.)
Huh... And here I thought this was going to be another Debbie Wasserman-Schultz thread.
This topic is better.
posted on 07/18/2012 6:34:39 AM PDT
by Dead Corpse
(I will not comply.)
You may have a point. I have no way of determining what psych. eval. they use now. Back in my day it was all about determining if you were an Assh^&e. If they thought you were out to CAUSE trouble, sorry no dice and no job. It was all about analyzing a situation and using appropriate means to resolve the problem. No Rambo wanna be’s need apply.
posted on 07/18/2012 7:46:32 AM PDT
(Buck v. Bell (1927) An idea whose time has come (for extreme liberalism))
Great picture, Daffy! Several years ago, there were approximately a dozen pits here that had been picked up from a drug-infested neighborhood and were going to be put down. I don’t know the full extent of their mistreatment, but they weren’t having happy lives being chained outside all the time. The president of the Jr. Humane Society talked the pound into letting her organization take all of them. It took a few months, but they received medical attention, were spayed and neutered, and put through a stringent adoption process of matching dog with family. All but one found good homes. The eldest had medical problems and had to be put to sleep.
Another vicious pet bully. Bless you officer.
posted on 07/18/2012 10:52:22 AM PDT
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