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Cop shuts down highway to save small dog, becomes Web hero
Yahoo News ^ | 02/13/2013 | Mike Krumboltz

Posted on 02/13/2013 8:58:57 PM PST by Smittie

Police officer Kyle Jones of La Porte, Texas, shut down a highway on a rainy day to help a small dog find its way home.

Unbeknown to Officer Jones, a nearby motorist took a photo of the officer's kindhearted gesture. A short time later, the photo of Officer Jones attempting to wrangle the stubborn little pooch was at the top of the popular social network Reddit.

KHOU 11 News has more details. Cujo, the dog, had escaped his home on Monday morning. One of his owners, Jeremy Zapalac, organized a search party in the neighborhood. But after an hour, it started to rain. "He hates water," Zapalac said of the rat terrier.

The dog had wandered over to a nearby highway. Fortunately, Officer Jones saw the small dog, stopped his car (and traffic), and generally went the extra mile to make sure he got home safely.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cop; dogs; police
It's nice to see a positive interaction between a policeman and a dog for once.
1 posted on 02/13/2013 8:59:12 PM PST by Smittie
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To: Smittie; Slings and Arrows

2 posted on 02/13/2013 9:02:47 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Smittie

Thanks to the good LEO.

He should be an instructor.


3 posted on 02/13/2013 9:08:11 PM PST by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; afraidfortherepublic; ...
WOOOF!

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4 posted on 02/13/2013 9:08:11 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: Smittie

The dog’s name is Cujo?


5 posted on 02/13/2013 9:11:29 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: Smittie; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

See, I told ya coppers luvd dognuts and dogs!


6 posted on 02/13/2013 9:13:01 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Awww, what a cutie!


7 posted on 02/13/2013 9:23:12 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Smittie

yeah, i hope they don’t demote him for not following protocol and shooting the dog.


8 posted on 02/13/2013 9:24:06 PM PST 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: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

Why not?...I have a friend with a Pom named Rambo, lol.

(come to think of it the name kinda fits, in his mind he is a bull mastiff).


9 posted on 02/13/2013 9:37:07 PM PST by berdie
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To: Secret Agent Man

He could have justified it easily as endangering motorists...

There are many here at FR who despise police.

There are many here at FR who are or know police; it is a common profession for returning veterans.

Therein lies the rub. Some of the sketchiest I’ve known and the noblest I’ve known were in law enforcement.

I tend to distrust government officials but just like post-Viet Nam, many of our veteran Patriots from the military are finding employment in Law Enforcement or Corrections.

I, for one, would endeavour at first, at least, to assist the county sheriffs in maintaining order in a social upheaval.


10 posted on 02/13/2013 9:37:31 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: One Name
There are many here at FR who despise police.

That's the understatement of the month.

11 posted on 02/13/2013 9:45:42 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (Carry a Gun, It's a Lighter Burden Than Regret)
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To: One Name
There are many here at FR who despise police.

Even more despise dogs!

12 posted on 02/13/2013 9:52:41 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Alaska Wolf

I’ve been around it my whole career. There are different cultures in different places.

Jesus praised the faith of the Centurion; it is not an ignoble profession of neccessity. God ordains order.

As with any profession, the corrupt and groundless defame it.

I submit that is not most LEO’s. Be cautious and respectful while holding to your rights and you will likely not have any issues.

Around my parts, at least. For now.


13 posted on 02/13/2013 9:57:05 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: berdie

Only because of the movie and the Saint Bernard that goes berserk because of rabies.


14 posted on 02/13/2013 9:59:25 PM PST by POWERSBOOTHEFAN (Causing trouble since 1976)
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To: One Name

i would in my area because i trust my sheriff, sheriff david clarke.


15 posted on 02/13/2013 10:00:42 PM PST 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: Revolting cat!

I got both dogs and cats and they both piss me off...

The dogs are cool until I go to bed and they need to rock off at some threatening coyote(s) a half-mile away and the cats need to jump up on everything in the shop in search of “mice” that are nowhere close.

But, I still feed them all and pet them in the morning.

Sounds like enabling, co-dependent behavior on my part...


16 posted on 02/13/2013 10:04:28 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: POWERSBOOTHEFAN

“The dog’s name is Cujo?”

Also my cousin’s dog’s name before he shipped out to S Korea. The dog was a poodle terrier. My classmate in HS also was named Cujo. It’s kinda common.

Our next dog will be named Obama and we’ll try to train the dog in a liberal park to piss off liberals. “Fetch obama!”


17 posted on 02/13/2013 10:07:07 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Ya, we are the good guys they can count on!

Patriots are not anarchists, like Occupy-whatever. We support Constitutional order and attendant societal structure and manners.

Straight up.


18 posted on 02/13/2013 10:12:48 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: Smittie

Dogs, especially rescue dogs, despise people in uniform, especially police. I tried to reason with my dog about it, but he wouldn’t listen.


19 posted on 02/13/2013 10:20:44 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Smittie

That’s one less dog available to Obama to put in a burger.


20 posted on 02/13/2013 10:36:35 PM PST by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Aww, what a sweet face...


21 posted on 02/13/2013 11:05:57 PM PST by green pastures (Cynicism-- it's not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: berdie
What's in a name?

Rambo v Ho Lee Schitt


22 posted on 02/13/2013 11:29:48 PM PST by Daffynition (The essential American soul is hard, isolate, stoic, and a killer. It has never yet melted. — D.H.)
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To: Smittie

Didn’t this officer get the memo? Dogs are to be shot. Chained, fenced, big, small - ya shoot ‘em! Preferably in front of the family! Teach them to respect your authority!

Oh, wait, this was in Texas? Oops, different rules apply as shown...


23 posted on 02/14/2013 12:13:19 AM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: One Name

I despise thugcops. Sadly they are far too common, esp in corrupt small towns and big cities.

I have nothing but respect for good cops and would literally take a bullet for one.

I doubt few Freepers disagree with this sentiment.


24 posted on 02/14/2013 1:31:20 AM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: One Name
There are many here at FR who despise police.

Go to youtube and search police brutality. There are reasons people are beginning to despise them.

25 posted on 02/14/2013 3:16:09 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Daffynition

Hey! A Boerboel! We have a one of those. Their heads are enormous and people really do say Ho Lee ... When they see him.


26 posted on 02/14/2013 5:04:39 AM PST by coop71 (Being a redhead means never having to say you're sorry...)
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To: max americana
Our next dog will be named Obama and we’ll try to train the dog in a liberal park to piss off liberals. “Fetch obama!”

Better off naming a cat Obama, only does what he wants to do and leaves crap in the house.

27 posted on 02/14/2013 5:37:30 AM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Awwwww.....


28 posted on 02/14/2013 6:04:19 AM PST by Monkey Face (There is no "Chocoholics Anonymous" because no one wants to quit. ~~ Shoe)
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To: Smittie
Three cheers for an officer doing the right thing with a dog.


29 posted on 02/14/2013 8:37:59 AM PST by Jeff Winston
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To: Jet Jaguar

I love this.


30 posted on 02/14/2013 8:39:41 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Jeff Winston

Good Cop! Have a donut!
(Heck, have a steak!)


31 posted on 02/14/2013 8:47:55 AM PST by Little Ray (Waiting for the return of the Gods of the Copybook Headings.)
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To: Little Ray

Good guy!


32 posted on 02/14/2013 7:03:00 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: raybbr

I don’t need to go to Youtube. I’ve spent 30 years working at a state pen. I’ve seen enough to know whats up, FBI, state bureaus, etc. Sheriffs, PD’s, MP’s bla bla.

I’ve dealt with the bad guys, too.

Your local situation may hinge on what you do. Painting with a broad brush is quick, but often faulty.

I despise thugs of any mettle. Some wear uniforms; most don’t.


33 posted on 02/14/2013 7:45:58 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: piytar

Well said.


34 posted on 02/15/2013 11:40:53 PM PST by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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