November 19th, 2010

That’s gonna hurt in the morning

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Through almost 3 decades of work on the streets, one constant I learnt from very early service was to stay out of the way of police dogs. I’ve always had distrust of the rear end & a healthy respect for the front end; they don’t call them land sharks for nothing.

I’ve seen them in action many times, from football riots to town centre brawls to taking on an individual either too drunk, drugged or stupid to realise he’s on a short trip to a loss.

News caught my eye today in my regular trawl through the interweb, of an American officer who probably regrets not paying as much attention to police dogs as perhaps was wise. A police officer from Tumwater in Washington was one of several searching for a burglar in a brewery. You kind of hope that the words, burglary, brewery & police dog are only goint to end up one way. They did, but not for the burglar.

Sadly, the officer will be off work for at least six weeks after getting between the police dog & the burglar inside the brewery. The officer received a set of gnashing white canines to the groin.


The sheriff said: “It wasn’t the dog’s fault.”

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  1. Oscar says:

    Interestingly, I read this the other day:

    November 20th, 2010 at 00:25

  2. Ruf says:

    I thought that landsharks were supposed to go for the larger extremities to immobilise a suspect?
    Although for immobilising a suspect, the groin is still pretty effective…

    Brings tears to the eyes just thinking about it.

    November 20th, 2010 at 16:00

  3. Oi says:

    Shouldnt bite and wont bite are two entirely different things.
    There was one evil dog we had, that when he arrived at the suspect or even the cop acting as an offender in training, would urinate on them. Naturally the one urinated on would move and this b***ard thing would be in action instantly!

    November 20th, 2010 at 20:32

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