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Portland Officer Shot, K-9 Killed in Gunfight
KOIN ^ | Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | Brent Weisberg

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 dog’s name won’t be released until the officer’s 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 it’s 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.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: k9; poilce; portland; workingdogs
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1 posted on 04/16/2014 2:15:42 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Why did the dog leave the handler?


2 posted on 04/16/2014 2:17:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway

WTF does this mean “weapons similar to an AR-15 rifle” it was dark and scary looking


3 posted on 04/16/2014 2:18:01 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom┬ů I was refereeing to Obama)
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To: nickcarraway
Why did the dog leave the handler?

The officer released the K-9 in pursuit...

The dog was relatively new to the force.

Nevermind.....

4 posted on 04/16/2014 2:19:50 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: al baby

Trigger group, barrel, bolt, firing pin. I suppose.


5 posted on 04/16/2014 2:20:48 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nickcarraway

not so sad to hear . .


6 posted on 04/16/2014 2:25:21 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: al baby
WTF does this mean “weapons similar to an AR-15 rifle”

It means, "This reporter would love to say that the firearm involved was an AR-15, but sadly it wasn't."

7 posted on 04/16/2014 2:25:49 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: nickcarraway

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


8 posted on 04/16/2014 2:27:16 PM PDT by RWGinger
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an officer wounded and a K9 killed? you are glad for this??


9 posted on 04/16/2014 2:32:29 PM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: RWGinger
No. someone just shot a dog.

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.

10 posted on 04/16/2014 2:34:31 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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11 posted on 04/16/2014 2:37:40 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (I aim to misbehave.)
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To: RitchieAprile

The officer wounded is sad.

The dog is of no more import than a police cruiser hitting a tree.


12 posted on 04/16/2014 2:37:44 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: nickcarraway
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.

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. :-\

13 posted on 04/16/2014 2:39:34 PM PDT by Ezekiel (All who mourn the destruction of America merit the celebration of her rebirth.)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I take one of those in the upper-right, just in case I find some potential avalanches to shoot down.


14 posted on 04/16/2014 2:47:43 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: RitchieAprile

not glad, but not sad either...


15 posted on 04/16/2014 2:58:00 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: MrEdd

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.


16 posted on 04/16/2014 3:15:00 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: nickcarraway

“The dog’s name won’t be released until the officer’s family has been notified. “

Huh?


17 posted on 04/16/2014 3:18:31 PM PDT by PLMerite
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To: al baby

Maybe it is one of those new Pumpers, made in the AR-15 style.


18 posted on 04/16/2014 3:19:30 PM PDT by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a great life!)
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To: ├čudda├čudd

Any pictures of the perps?


19 posted on 04/16/2014 3:21:05 PM PDT by Tailback
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To: The Antiyuppie
I hate to have to break some news to you that goes against every value that hippies hold dear but: It is not reality that one must value a dogs life the same as a human or one does not respect life at all.

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.

20 posted on 04/16/2014 3:31:02 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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