Skip to comments.Pursuit ends in death of police dog, authorities say
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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Oceanside Police K9 'Stryker'
Did you see that the man fell 200 feet into the water and survived?
“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.
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.
I my opinion the dog deserves a hero’s funeral.
I wonder if they will charge him with murdering a police officer?
I never liked german shepherds or pit bulls...
Interesting... Nice dogs U got there.
Technically they can.
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.
Shepherds are sweet. Pit’s are bait.
This dog is neither; it's a Belgian Malinois.
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.
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.
Well, the ratio of innocent family dogs dying by trigger-happy cops is still much higher. Color me unsympathetic.
maybe color you jerk for posting that here is more appropriate
Are you going to cry?
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.
agree. And some are right here.
A DOGS 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.
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.
If your dog is fat, you aren’t getting enough exercise
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.
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
RIP Stryker. It was the most gallant of efforts.
You cannot train a dog to keep the peace.
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.
” 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.
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.
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.
How about I color you dumber than snot.
One of the ways “peace officers” kept the peace was by arresting law breakers.
That was before we had victimless crimes.
“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?
I’ll color you something else.
You are correct to a certain point. The argument is what consists of “victimless crimes.”
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.
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.
And YOUR point is? Why are you on this thread?
We can start with seatbelt crimes and go upward from there.
“And YOUR point is? Why are you on this thread?”
Did I address you? Shut up and sit down...
FReeper you just insulted didn’t address you. Your inability to control your rudeness was obvious in your first post in this thread.