Waco PD dog killed after it attacks handler Story Link
The story references a 2001 incident where a Dutch Shepherd was killed in similar circumstances...www.wacotrib.com wrote:Waco police and U.S. Marshals went to the 2000 block of Seneca Avenue at about 12:30 p.m. to serve a warrant for a wanted subject, Waco police Officer Garen Bynum said. As officers approached a house, the police dog, a Belgian Malinois, turned and bit the handler.
“At that point, another officer on scene was forced to put down the canine to save the officer,” Bynum said.
A lot of the comments point to a troubled K9 program and the need to revisit or revamp it.www.wacotrib.com wrote:In July 2001, Waco police shot and killed the department’s 3-year-old Dutch shepherd named Blur when the dog and its handler, Waco police Officer John Allovio, were searching for a stolen car suspect in the 800 block of Harlem Avenue. The dog attacked another officer who approached him from behind.
For me, there's a lot of unanswered questions. First of all, I truly believe that almost all dog bites are a result of a stupid human (or someone acting stupid in the moment).
Correct me if I am wrong, but the training is to bite and hold, so why the extreme and final response? I get it - a neck or head bite is life threatening, so I can only assume that's what happened. But, that's not in the story.
BTW - there's a 3rd incident mentioned in the article where a handler in Columbus, OH shot his dog because it came back at him after a correction.
Sorry about the extra long post, but I am really interested in the thought of our forum members.