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Pursuit ends in death of police dog, authorities say
North County Times ^ | Jan 1, 2008 | not specified

Posted on 01/01/2008 5:43:29 PM PST by RDTF

OCEANSIDE ---- A pursuit suspect from Oceanside stopped his vehicle midspan on the Coronado Bridge, exited the car and jumped off the bridge at about 7:25 p.m.Monday, along with an Oceanside police dog that tried to stop him, according to California Highway Patrol officer Larry Landeros. The man lived, but the dog died.

The pursuit began in Oceanside at 6:44 p.m after police suspected the driver was intoxicated. During the pursuit, the man was involved in a hit-and-run crash, authorities said.Highway Patrol officers joined the pursuit southbound on Interstate 5 as the car approached the Coronado Bridge, Landeros said.

The police dog lunged at the suspect as he hesitated momentarily after exiting his vehicle. The dog, a German shepherd, and the suspect both fell and the dog's body has been recovered, Landeros said.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: california; doggiepinglist; donutwatch; k9; kia; leo; policedog; workingdogs
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Oceanside Police K9 'Stryker'

1 posted on 01/01/2008 5:43:31 PM PST by RDTF
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To: HairOfTheDog; Dog Gone; SandRat

sad ping


2 posted on 01/01/2008 5:44:24 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Did you see that the man fell 200 feet into the water and survived?


3 posted on 01/01/2008 5:45:08 PM PST by jdm
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To: RDTF; HairOfTheDog; Dog Gone

arOOOOOOOOOOOO! arrOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!


4 posted on 01/01/2008 5:45:24 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country. What else needs to be said?)
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To: jdm

wow!


5 posted on 01/01/2008 5:46:53 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF
A man being chased by authorities grabbed a police dog and leaped off the San Diego-Coronado Bridge, taking the animal with him into the frigid ocean water 200 feet below.
6 posted on 01/01/2008 5:47:50 PM PST by jdm
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To: jdm

“The dog actually took the driver to the ground and then he actually lifted the dog up and jumped over the side,” CHP Sgt. Steven Toth said.


7 posted on 01/01/2008 5:49:22 PM PST by RDTF
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8 posted on 01/01/2008 5:50:20 PM PST by RDTF
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To: jdm

I was surprised he survived, for now. My fiance works under CBBridge on a catwalk w/harness. He has seen a few jump and they haven’t survived. Some miss the water and land on a pier cap. Messy.

Poor doggie.


9 posted on 01/01/2008 5:51:32 PM PST by CaliGirl-R (Hey Democrats! Who are you gonna hate in 2008!)
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To: RDTF

I my opinion the dog deserves a hero’s funeral.


10 posted on 01/01/2008 5:51:33 PM PST by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: Caramelgal

I wonder if they will charge him with murdering a police officer?


11 posted on 01/01/2008 5:52:31 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

I never liked german shepherds or pit bulls...


12 posted on 01/01/2008 5:53:50 PM PST by babygene (Never look into the laser with your last good eye...)
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To: RDTF

Interesting... Nice dogs U got there.


13 posted on 01/01/2008 5:53:57 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: RDTF

Technically they can.


14 posted on 01/01/2008 5:54:23 PM PST by Eye of Unk
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To: jdm

People have survived jumping off the Golden Gate and Brooklyn Bridges as well. The odds are not good, but if you hit the water just right, you are not killed outright. Then there are the tides and cold to contend with. One woman survived a jump off the Golden Gate Bridge and was successful in killing herself when she jumped off it again a few weeks later.


15 posted on 01/01/2008 5:54:29 PM PST by gridlock (There are 49 other states in the Union. We don't need another President from Arkansas just yet.)
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To: babygene

Shepherds are sweet. Pit’s are bait.


16 posted on 01/01/2008 5:56:18 PM PST by kinoxi
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To: RDTF
Beautiful Malinois.
17 posted on 01/01/2008 5:57:25 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: babygene
I never liked german shepherds or pit bulls...

This dog is neither; it's a Belgian Malinois.

18 posted on 01/01/2008 5:59:21 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: babygene
I never liked german shepherds or pit bulls...

I've never met anyone the didn't like German Shepherds. First time for everything I guess. Two very different dogs.

Hopefully the suspect will be charged with the dogs death.

19 posted on 01/01/2008 6:01:44 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: Caramelgal
I my opinion the dog deserves a hero’s funeral.

If we had peace officers instead of law enforcement officers, no dog would have been on the force, and no dog would have been killed.

20 posted on 01/01/2008 6:02:35 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: RDTF

Well, the ratio of innocent family dogs dying by trigger-happy cops is still much higher. Color me unsympathetic.


21 posted on 01/01/2008 6:03:27 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: RDTF
It may not be the “murder” of a police officer, but the perp’s actions cause the death of a “law enforcement agent” who was killed in the line of duty

The dog gave his life in the cause of justice. To me that makes the dog more human and certainly very deserving of a proper police burial with full honors.

As for the perp; I had an aunt who was very found of saying, “the more I see of people, the better I like dogs.”
22 posted on 01/01/2008 6:04:01 PM PST by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: RDTF
It may not be the “murder” of a police officer, but the perp’s actions cause the death of a “law enforcement agent” who was killed in the line of duty

The dog gave his life in the cause of justice. To me that makes the dog more human and certainly very deserving of a proper police burial with full honors.

As for the perp; I had an aunt who was very found of saying, “the more I see of people, the better I like dogs.”
23 posted on 01/01/2008 6:04:03 PM PST by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: Sir Gawain

maybe color you jerk for posting that here is more appropriate


24 posted on 01/01/2008 6:04:38 PM PST by RDTF
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To: RDTF

Are you going to cry?


25 posted on 01/01/2008 6:05:04 PM PST by Sir Gawain
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To: elkfersupper
If we had peace officers instead of law enforcement officers, no dog would have been on the force,

Please explain why "peace officers" shouldn't have dogs for tracking, detection, guarding evidence, or hot pursuit of a person observed in the act of committing a violent crime.

26 posted on 01/01/2008 6:06:28 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: Caramelgal

agree. And some are right here.


27 posted on 01/01/2008 6:07:29 PM PST by RDTF
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To: All

A DOG’S LIFE

There is more truth than poetry in some of the sayings

The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue. -Anonymous

Don’t accept your dog’s admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful. -Ann Landers

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. -Will Rogers

There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. -Ben Williams

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves
himself. -Josh Billings

The average dog is a nicer person than the average person.
-Andy Rooney

We give dogs time we can spare, space we can spare and love we can spare.
And in return, dogs give us their all. It’s the best deal man has ever made. -M. Acklam

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate. -Sigmund Freud

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult. -Rita Rudner

A dog teaches a boy fidelity, perseverance, and to turn around three times before lying down. -Robert Benchley

Anybody who doesn’t know what soap tastes like never washed a dog. -Franklin P. Jones

If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons.
-James Thurber

If your dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise
-Unknown

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That’s almost $21.00 in dog money. -Joe Weinstein

Ever consider what our dogs must think of us? I mean, here we come from a grocery with the most amazing haul, chicken, pork, half a cow. They must think we’re the greatest hunters on earth! -Anne Tyler

Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea. -Robert A. Heinlein

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. -Mark Twain

You can say any foolish thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, “’Wow, you’re right! I never would’ve thought of that!” - Dave Barry

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
-Roger Caras

If you think dogs can’t count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then give him only two of them. -Phil Pastoret


28 posted on 01/01/2008 6:07:46 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: elkfersupper
If we had peace officers instead of law enforcement officers, no dog would have been on the force, and no dog would have been killed.

I’m not understanding your post. Would you care to explain?
29 posted on 01/01/2008 6:07:48 PM PST by Caramelgal (Rely on the spirit and meaning of the teachings, not on the words or superficial interpretations)
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To: RDTF
I'm sorry to hear about this brave dog's death.

I think we should take a look at cases like this and keep dogs off the front lines. Cops already have guns. We don't need to be endangering dogs. The only purpose they serve is finding drugs in the useless drug war that needs to be ended anyway.

The police dogs can be better used for finding people in collapsed buildings. That's safer for the dogs.
30 posted on 01/01/2008 6:08:04 PM PST by mysterio
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To: Caramelgal

Me too.


31 posted on 01/01/2008 6:08:20 PM PST by Dubya (Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father,but by me)
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To: RDTF

RIP Stryker. It was the most gallant of efforts.

32 posted on 01/01/2008 6:09:34 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (The Hunt for FRed November. 11/04/08)
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To: Caramelgal
I’m not understanding your post. Would you care to explain?

You cannot train a dog to keep the peace.

33 posted on 01/01/2008 6:12:56 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: holdonnow

ping


34 posted on 01/01/2008 6:13:06 PM PST by AliVeritas (ah, the sheer grace! in darkness and concealment, my house being now all stilled.)
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To: mysterio
We don't need to be endangering dogs. The only purpose they serve is finding drugs in the useless drug war that needs to be ended anyway.

You are apparently totally ignorant of many of the functions cop-dogs perform, much less what it takes to teach them.

The police dogs can be better used for finding people in collapsed buildings. That's safer for the dogs.

No, it's is considerably more dangerous than the functions you deem too hazardous.

35 posted on 01/01/2008 6:14:38 PM PST by Carry_Okie (Duncan Hunter for President)
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To: Caramelgal

” The dog gave his life in the cause of justice. “

That’s crazy talk...

The dog did no such thing. It gave it’s life because it gets a doggie snack after it obeys it’s master.


36 posted on 01/01/2008 6:15:34 PM PST by babygene (Never look into the laser with your last good eye...)
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To: Carry_Okie
Please explain why "peace officers" shouldn't have dogs for tracking, detection, guarding evidence, or hot pursuit of a person observed in the act of committing a violent crime.

That's why in the old days, they used to call them "flatfoots".

Other than that, peace officers are a thing of the past. We only have law enforcement officers now.

Peace officers kept the peace. Law enforcement officers enforce the law.

37 posted on 01/01/2008 6:16:16 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: RDTF
“The dog actually took the driver to the ground and then he actually lifted the dog up and jumped over the side,” CHP Sgt. Steven Toth said.

That does not sound credible. Most likely the guy decided to jump and the dog did not let go.

Most people do not realize that dogs, espcially trained ones, are fairly easy to defeat one on one. It takes some nerve and sometimes the willingness to get mildy injured, but dropping a dog is not hard.

38 posted on 01/01/2008 6:21:21 PM PST by Starwolf
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To: Sir Gawain

How about I color you dumber than snot.


39 posted on 01/01/2008 6:21:27 PM PST by Gator113 (My short list..Fred, Hunter, Romney.)
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To: elkfersupper

One of the ways “peace officers” kept the peace was by arresting law breakers.


40 posted on 01/01/2008 6:21:34 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Scotsman will be Free
One of the ways “peace officers” kept the peace was by arresting law breakers.

That was before we had victimless crimes.

41 posted on 01/01/2008 6:27:29 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: Gator113

“How about I color you dumber than snot.”

His point was more valid than yours was. Did your mother teach you to insult people when you don’t agree with them?


42 posted on 01/01/2008 6:28:00 PM PST by babygene (Never look into the laser with your last good eye...)
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To: Sir Gawain

I’ll color you something else.


43 posted on 01/01/2008 6:28:40 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: elkfersupper

You are correct to a certain point. The argument is what consists of “victimless crimes.”


44 posted on 01/01/2008 6:30:01 PM PST by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: gridlock
I saw a documentary on the Independent Film Channel called "The Bridge" which showed suicides off the Golden Gate Bridge from 2004.

IMO, it was disingenuous in the sense that the filmmaker interviewed family members of those who he had filmed jump, but did not tell them at the time that he was making a documentary and had received permission from the city of San Francisco to set up cameras 24/7 from Jan-Dec 2004, to capture all these on film.

45 posted on 01/01/2008 6:31:16 PM PST by jdm
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To: babygene
His point was more valid than yours was.

Let's review the tape, shall we? Unsympathetic about the death of an innocent animal because of unrelated events. Just like that 2007 list of phrases that need to be retired from the English language, x is the new y, or bullcrap is the new validity.

46 posted on 01/01/2008 6:31:18 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: babygene

And YOUR point is? Why are you on this thread?


47 posted on 01/01/2008 6:31:59 PM PST by RDTF
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To: Scotsman will be Free
The argument is what consists of “victimless crimes.”

We can start with seatbelt crimes and go upward from there.

48 posted on 01/01/2008 6:33:46 PM PST by elkfersupper
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To: RDTF

“And YOUR point is? Why are you on this thread?”

Did I address you? Shut up and sit down...


49 posted on 01/01/2008 6:35:13 PM PST by babygene (Never look into the laser with your last good eye...)
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To: babygene

FReeper you just insulted didn’t address you. Your inability to control your rudeness was obvious in your first post in this thread.


50 posted on 01/01/2008 6:38:59 PM PST by RDTF
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