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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
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There are still some real, old fashioned, GOOD cops out there!
Nice to read.
“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!
Thank you, Officer Dan!
I work with a young guy, aspiring police officer, who would likely do the same thing.
Damn it! We pay you to shoot dogs, not to transport them in your cruiser like some taxi service!
Which is why this story is so unusual. :)
What a beautiful dog.
God bless that cop.
A rarity, a cop exercising intelligence, compassion and humanity. We need more like him.
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.
Are you still stealing hubcaps off of moving vehicles?
It isn’t a rarity....it just goes as unreported as the number of planes landing safely each day.
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.
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.
The fable of the scorpion and the frog.
It goes like this:
Yum, Yum, you are a salty one!
Wow, he gave up the chance to test fire his Glock against living flesh! Good cop! Good!
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.
I love this picture!
Maybe he’s a Muslim.
There is something wrong mentally with people who dislike dogs.
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.
While growing up, the cops in my precinct were exactly like that.
This topic is better.
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.
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