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Deputy forced to shoot Fishers K-9 after attack
The Indy Channel ^ | Apr 17, 2014 | TheIndyChannel.com Staff

Posted on 04/17/2014 6:15:44 PM PDT by digger48

INDIANAPOLIS - A Fishers Police K-9 was fatally shot Wednesday after it latched onto an off-duty officer's arm and would not let go.

Officials said Officer Tracy Saxhaug was caring for the K-9, named Arrack, at her Hamilton County home Wednesday afternoon when a car pulled into the driveway, sending the dog into a "defensive stance."

Police said the K-9 bit Saxhaug's arm and would not release her, so the officer's family member called for help.

A Hamilton County Sheriff's Department deputy also could not get Arrack to release Saxhaug's arm, and the decision was made to shoot the dog.

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1 posted on 04/17/2014 6:15:44 PM PDT by digger48
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To: digger48

Did they search her for drugs afterwards?


2 posted on 04/17/2014 6:18:20 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (Islamunism = Facism + Islam : Islamunist = someone that adheres to Islamunism.)
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To: digger48

That’s like shooting a police officer, right? Will the deputy be punished? Or is the department just relieved that she was able to go home to her family?


3 posted on 04/17/2014 6:18:33 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: digger48

Dogs are good at judging character. I would check the cops background.


4 posted on 04/17/2014 6:18:50 PM PDT by Newbomb Turk (Hey Newbomb, where's your brothers ElCamino ?)
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To: digger48

Of course, had a civilian shot the dog in self-defense after it latched onto their person, they would be charged and punished severely.


5 posted on 04/17/2014 6:29:50 PM PDT by PaulCruz2016
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To: digger48

A dog will do what you train it to do. They want to do what you want them to do. This seems an error in training or overreaction.


6 posted on 04/17/2014 6:31:56 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: digger48

Have there ever been reports of Tasering a dog, or do they always just shoot them? Sounds like both the dog and the cop were trained to redline as step 1.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 6:34:46 PM PDT by jiggyboy
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To: JimSEA

They teach these dogs to only react to commands in a foreign language. No one knew what to say to the dog.

That said, the dog was poorly trained to react in the way he did.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 6:35:57 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: MediaMole

Good grief!!


9 posted on 04/17/2014 6:42:17 PM PDT by JimSEA
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10 posted on 04/17/2014 6:44:54 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: digger48

if this was a citizens dog it would have been shot for far, far less. like barking at a cop from a gated yard.


11 posted on 04/17/2014 6:58:52 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: digger48

Now they are shooting THEIR OWN DOGS!!!

Why didn’t they pepper spray or taser or jump into a pool or push a cat in its face?

Cops have zero IQ nowadays, as TPTB just want obedient goons to enforce compliance.

Pathetic.


12 posted on 04/17/2014 7:00:23 PM PDT by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: digger48

Water hose?
Pepper spray?

Poorly trained cops and dog.

Sad for dog .


13 posted on 04/17/2014 7:03:22 PM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: digger48
Police dogs frequently attack the wrong person. I know of at least two such instances in recent years, just in my local area.

IMHO, dogs should be used against humans only in the most extreme and necessary circumstances.

14 posted on 04/17/2014 7:13:28 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these here Boncentration Bamps!)
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To: sargon

Once you train a dog to bite humans you can not trust them no matter how well trained you think they are.


15 posted on 04/17/2014 7:17:15 PM PDT by riverrunner
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To: MediaMole

Put pressure on the dogs eyeballs and they will release their bite. I’ll bet money on that.


16 posted on 04/17/2014 7:23:45 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: JimSEA

Seems to be the same school for dogs and cops ... wrong house, wrong guy .. someone dies.


17 posted on 04/17/2014 7:35:19 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: digger48

Arrack could only respond to commands in another language?

Good grief, it must have been Oriental! and when they said the dogs name, it thought “attack.”

Oh, wait, that would have been “allack.” Nevermind.


18 posted on 04/17/2014 8:02:10 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Operating out of weakness? Imagine if he was working from a position of strength!)
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To: Usagi_yo

Gone of common sense.. Why can’t you just hit the dog on the head with a pan or anything solid? You don’t have to kill a dog. That is what I call over kill.


19 posted on 04/17/2014 8:09:29 PM PDT by Tamatoa (Fight for our America, Fight for our Country I fought to defend!!!)
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To: digger48

I’m not sure I buy this story...

It sure seems to lack details and specifics...A car pulled up? Who was in the car? Why would that set off a trained dog?

Saxhaug was not Arrack’s regular handler, but was just caring for him temporarily??

I could be wrong, but I’d bet the rent there is more to this story...


20 posted on 04/17/2014 8:27:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: digger48

The dog obviously did not think Tracy was in charge.

Here’s a gal that has control of her dog:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5RjqgeVA0Q


21 posted on 04/17/2014 10:52:01 PM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Very nice, amazing dog. Thought at first she was an extremely blocky black lab, having never seen an undocked rottie before.

Incidentally - you couldn’t pay me enough to take the badguy role for that test! (I notice he made a point of carrying the unprotected arm way high during the simulated detention perpwalk right next to the dog, LOL.) Not every dog’s gonna remain that under control during the entire exercise.


22 posted on 04/18/2014 12:01:50 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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Ironical since you'll see "aggressive stance" in a lot of police reports where someone got dusted off a bit with a nightstick.
23 posted on 04/18/2014 1:36:34 AM PDT by KneelBeforeZod (I have five dollars for each of you)
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To: Darteaus94025

While the heat of the moment probably didn’t permit for rational thought, one of the easiest tricks to get a dog, or even a human, to unlatch from a bite is to rub your finger back and forth under their nose. This triggers an autonomic response that causes the maxillary muscles to relax and the jaw to slacken.

We learned this technique when I was an orderly in a mental facility. They tell you to push into the bite and use your index finger to sweep back and forth under the nose to get them to release. This works with any mammal, as I understand it.


24 posted on 04/18/2014 4:19:57 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: PieterCasparzen

Awesome video.

What a good dog.


25 posted on 04/18/2014 9:20:24 AM PDT by metmom (...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith....)
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To: Titan Magroyne; metmom

Here’s a random link to an article on a Rottie breeder’s site...

http://www.4rottweilers.com/rottweiler_schutzhund.htm

IMHO, most Rottie breeders/active handlers seem to be very good dog people.

Another good link at the site, IMHO...

http://www.4rottweilers.com/rottweiler_forced_breed_extinction.htm


26 posted on 04/18/2014 9:35:34 AM PDT by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves)
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To: MediaMole

This is a common misconception. The dogs are trained in whatever language the handler speaks. In many dog sports such as schutzhund, they are taught in German because.....it’s a German sport. Many of the malinois come from Holland, so guess what, they are taught in Dutch.

The dog was obviously not trained with a good ‘out’ or he would have let go after the command from the handler. They will however not obey commands from someone they don’t know, so another deputy giving the ‘out’ is pretty much worthless, just as it would if a bad guy commanded ‘out’. I have no doubt in my mind that I could have ‘hung’ the dog and choked him out. There was no reason to shoot him.

A distinct possibility is also that the handler was overly heavy handed. Malinois don’t respond well to being mistreated, but will sometimes take it till they’ve had enough, then a bad handler bite is the result. They respond to rewards, not coercion. He was likely a common bloodline from Arrack’s Home, a top malinois bloodline, which shares some ancestors with my dog.


27 posted on 04/18/2014 11:30:33 AM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: riverrunner

Wrong! That is so absolutely uninformed it isn’t worth mentioning. They are not trained to bite, they are trained to bite on command and out on command.


28 posted on 04/18/2014 11:32:32 AM PDT by nobamanomore
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To: digger48

OMG now they are shooting their own dogs too!!!!!


29 posted on 04/18/2014 4:38:43 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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