K 9 officer shot and killed

@ramapo17 (19051)
Melbourne, Florida
November 22, 2016 10:46pm CST
I was just watching some tv shows that I recorded and when one ended, the live news came on and I saw this sad report. K9 officer, Forrest, was shot by a fugitive that the police were trying to hunt down. The K9 officer was rushed to DeLand Animal Hospital in Florida but did not make it. He died shortly after. Seeing any officer shot and killed in the line of duty is so sad, whether it is a human or K9.
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@LadyDuck (121968)
• Switzerland
23 Nov 16
I am so sorry, it breaks my heart when a K9 is killed.
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@ramapo17 (19051)
• Melbourne, Florida
24 Nov 16
I am with you @LadyDuck. Those dogs love their police officers they live with and the whole police department feels it when the dogs get killed.
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@LadyDuck (121968)
• Switzerland
24 Nov 16
@ramapo17 I know that it's wrong, but I feel more emotional when a K9 is killed than a man. May be because in my mind policemen know that they encounter risks, while their dogs blindly follow them because they love them.
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@ramapo17 (19051)
• Melbourne, Florida
25 Nov 16
@LadyDuck That is my thought completely. They just love their owners/trainers and will do anything for them. Some people should take lessons from them.
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@Dextoi (1963)
• Philippines
23 Nov 16
Oh that's sad... it's hard to train them and takes a long time...
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@ramapo17 (19051)
• Melbourne, Florida
23 Nov 16
You are right @Dextoi. Plus it must cost a lot to train them too.
@Dextoi (1963)
• Philippines
23 Nov 16
@ramapo17 True... it's not like they signed up for that kind of job...
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@ramapo17 (19051)
• Melbourne, Florida
24 Nov 16
@Dextoi That is a good point.
@JudyEv (101028)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Nov 16
That is very sad. I've just finished reading about animals used in various ways to assist in wartime. We owe them such a lot.
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@ramapo17 (19051)
• Melbourne, Florida
24 Nov 16
Yes we do @JudyEv. They do not ask for anything from their owners/partners. They are happy with a pat on the head.