Skip to comments.Portland Officer Shot, K-9 Killed in Gunfight
Posted on 04/16/2014 2:15:41 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The K-9 German Shepherd Portland police searched for much of Wednesday morning was found dead with at least one gunshot wound a little before 10 a.m.
The dog was hurt during an officer-involved shooting just before 3 a.m. near Southwest Capitol Highway and Lobelia Street.
A suspect, armed with a weapons similar to an AR-15 rifle, also wounded an officer, though those injuries are considered to be not life threatening.
Earlier, officers were investigating a burglary at a uniform supply store that sold police equipment, where a vehicle was located with three suspects inside.
Reese said officers saw three people coming from a uniform shop. They fled in an SUV and were chased by police.
The chase ended when the SUV hit a utility pole.
The officer released the K-9 in pursuit and gunfire was exchanged.
The suspect carrying the rifle which was later found on scene fled on foot, Portland Police Bureau Chief Mike Reese said Wednesday.
Three suspects are in custody.
The suspected shooter, whose name has not yet been released, was confronted at gunpoint by officers in the 6900 block of SW Olson Road and then surrendered. That is about three miles from where the shooting took place.
The K-9 officer
The dog was relatively new to the force and was not wearing a ballistic vest, said Reese.
Rather, it was wearing a non-ballistic harness system. The dogs name wont be released until the officers family has been notified.
In Oregon, assaulting a law enforcement animal is a class C felony.
Damn fine police work
Police are still investigating how many shots were fired. Reese said its rare for people to shoot at officers but, there have been two instances in the last month.
Damn fine police work led to the arrest, said Reese.
Little information is available about the suspect.
A community effort
The Bureau of Emergency Communications initiated a reverse 911 call to residents in the neighborhood requesting they stay in their homes and to call 911 if they saw anything suspicious.
Residents who called 911 were critical to helping police find the suspected shooter, Simpson said.
The suspect was taken into custody shortly before 6 a.m. and was taken to a hospital, Simpson said. It is unclear if the suspect was wounded in the gunfight with the officer or if he was wounded while running from police.
Why did the dog leave the handler?
WTF does this mean “weapons similar to an AR-15 rifle” it was dark and scary looking
The officer released the K-9 in pursuit...
The dog was relatively new to the force.
Trigger group, barrel, bolt, firing pin. I suppose.
not so sad to hear . .
It means, "This reporter would love to say that the firearm involved was an AR-15, but sadly it wasn't."
I know without a doubt that if the police had found the gun who shot the dog he would be dead
and I would nominate them for medals
Too bad that dog was not wearing a bullet proof vest, I hope someone in Portland donates enough for the rest of the dogs
Class C felony? It was murder
an officer wounded and a K9 killed? you are glad for this??
Now, in hippy treehugger circles a dog is a canary is a monkey is a boy, all are equivalent. Kumbaya.
But in sane circles humans are different and special. Created in the image of God.
You can't advocate for any of that murder crap without the animals are equal to humans crap from which it comes.
The officer wounded is sad.
The dog is of no more import than a police cruiser hitting a tree.
Must have been shopping for no-knock raid outfits. Almost as if thugs these days gotta dress like cops in order to instill fear, panic, and a sense of abject helplessness into their victims. :-\
I take one of those in the upper-right, just in case I find some potential avalanches to shoot down.
not glad, but not sad either...
Never mind the loss of a life, the dog may well have “cost” more than a police car in training, and so on.
There are two basic kinds of people in this world; those who respect life, and those who do not.
“The dogs name wont be released until the officers family has been notified. “
Maybe it is one of those new Pumpers, made in the AR-15 style.
Any pictures of the perps?
According to the hippified Antiyuppie, ranchers and farmers must be awful people because they kill animals, and hunters must be the scum of all scum. That thinking is foolishness.
It is not a cause for celebration that some police mutt was shot, but it is not anywhere near “Murder” as another hippy poster pontificated. Dogs are not of the same value as humans
If departments put in even minimal effort into training their mutts to reduce the strength of their bite on a non resisting subject their might conceivably be more sympathy when departments lose a mere animal. But law enforcement doesn't put that training in, and too often the critters zero in on an innocent party.
So in a way you are right. I shouldn't have compared the loss of the mutt to the loss of a police cruiser. I should have compared the loss of the dog to the loss of an unreliable rebuilt police cruiser.
Apparently. The dog was doing as commanded.
Sad for the dog.
They obey us always, often to their own death.
I wish...my dog has the demeanor of a Chesapeake. (some claim a 2x4 is sometimes required for proper training)
She would, however, quickly return if I went down for any reason.
You know what I meant.
Both of my Dobes [well, the girl, in particular] are hard-headed beasts.
That’s part of their mindset, however, and one of the reasons why they fell out of favor with law enforcement.
An independently minded dog will sometimes say “Oh, hell no. I might get hurt.” and decide your command was a stupid idea.
I believe that ranchers and farmers have a great deal of respect for life. They have a much closer view of life and death than most of us. I am aware, but only vaguely, where my beef slices come from.
And, OK, I give up - where, exactly, did the dog bite you when you were arrested?
Dogs know people with a very good track record.
If you see a loose dog you should run (or shoot), 'cause they likely have your number.
I have known people who were bitten by police dogs simply because they have a fear of dogs and the training of the dogs is insufficient for them to distinguish between a fleeing criminal, and a bystander with a phobia of dogs who runs instictively. Police dog bites can tear up someone who is frightened and trying to get free.
A police dog is like a rifle without even iron sites on it.
Some are better than others but at the end of the day they should only be used for locating things or in situations where innocent bystanders are not even a possibility.
And, Human life is so precious that God took on human form to die for humanity. That should never, ever be cheapened by attempting to raise the value of a mere animal to that of a human being.
Dogs never fail to love me up...even when their thug owner assures me they’re ‘bad ass killers’.
You REALLY are a jerk.
these dogs save many lives in combat...try telling our combat soldiers they are “hippy treehugger types’ cause they respect and value their dogs!
hey, why don’t you go face to face with a combat soldier who has had their lives saved by a a “dog”..and tell them your arrogant, self-righteous,” intellectual” snide comments..instead of on the internet safe from your sofa.
Oh, you are so correct, like the Pharasees who spouted the law, but did not have compassion in their hearts.
go ahead, flame away...you’ve got all the words, all the correct arguments.
He should hop over here and express his opinions.
great....better than my puny comments. ha.
LOL!! perfect repsonse.
Bet he won’t.
It’s not safe and cozy like FR.
No mods to bail you out.
Ha...I think these types are one-trick ponies...and of course, very “righteous”.
LOL, I wanted to say that I hoped he got bit in the butt.
Even my generally (publicly), at first, "aggressive" dog can be an instant sweetheart when approached by a true dog lady. I never cease to be amazed.
paybacks are hell...ha.
Oh those evil SUV's......always running into something..!
Dude.....get some help.
FR is a very rarefied place, unlike true Usenet forums where anything goes and there’s no one out there to rush in and save you.
There were a few politics forums I followed ardently in the 90s, because of one poster.
He was a wonderment, full of facts and utterly without fear.
I suppose I was a bit of a groupie but my lord, how that guy could incinerate his opponents with conservative wildfire.
Mr EDD would not last one nanosecond, out there in the perimeter.
The MAACO shop in town had a Rott “guard dog” who had no food, no water and no bedding during a bitter MD winter.
I happened upon him whilst waiting for hubby to get an estimate for a trike customer.
He came out and found me in the dog’s house, snuggling him to keep him warm.
I did wait until hubby was done haggling price before storming the building.
The owner didn’t understand how I got into the lot, let alone the dog’s kennel “alive”.
Dog loved me.
When we went back to pick up the paint job, the dog’s ragged fence had been made safe, his house had a heated pad and his bowls were full.
He seemed grateful. :)
There’s a much longer story involving my dad, a backwoods welder and his vicious pack of GSDs and myself, as a toddler.
Too bad you can’t work the same magic on Congress, or at least the BLM....
They’re rats, not dogs.
Yeah, their fleas are probably much worse too.
Yup...they’re a plague upon us all, for sure.
Thank you Janet Reno.
The civilian populace of the United States are not enemy troops.
I have served in combat. No one in my unit valued any dog as much as his fellow Marines.
I am capable of comprehending that there is a difference.
You make it clear that to you there is no difference between an American citizen going about their daily life and an enemy soldier. Sadly there are very many of your ilk in law enforcement, which is why we have so many donutwatch threads on this forum.
You speak of the Pharasees. Is it your assertion that Christ values a dog the same as a human?
it seems that if someone sics a vicious dog on you, you have the right to defend yourself. If a citizen did that to you, they’d be in prison, isn’t that attempted murder
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