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Shelter Dog Turned Police K9 Earns SWAT Certification

Police K9 "Oakley;"  Photo: via wlwt.com

Police K9 "Oakley;" Photo: via wlwt.com

A shelter dog who found a second-life as a police K9 has finally finished SWAT training and is ready for service.

Ludlow, KY Police K9 "Oakley" completed his national K9 certification a few months back and will now be SWAT certified as well.

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Two Women, Police K9 Killed and Officer Wounded in Louisiana Shooting

Photo: Leslie Westbrook

Photo: Leslie Westbrook

Two women and a police K9 were killed in a shooting on Wednesday evening in Southwest Louisiana. A police officer was also shot and wounded.

The incident began at approx. 10:30 pm on Wednesday night when officers responded to a call of shots fired in the town of Crowley, LA. 

Police officers ultimately came into contact with the suspect and a shooting ensued. A police K9, named Roscoe, was shot and killed and his officer handler was shot and wounded in the thigh. 

The officer was treated and released from the hospital on Thursday morning. 

More details can be found HERE.

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Indiana K9 Shot and Wounded During Pursuit, Suspect Killed

K9 Blade;  Photo: Lake County K9 Association Facebook

K9 Blade; Photo: Lake County K9 Association Facebook

An Indiana police K9 is recovering after being shot during a foot pursuit last Wednesday.

A Lake County police officer along with his K9 partner, Blade, were in pursuit of an individual who had run from a vehicle stop in the city of Gary.

At one point during the pursuit the suspect, identified as Marquis Thomas, 18, opened fire on the officer and K9, striking Blade.

The officer returned fire, striking the suspect. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for treatment but died from his injuries.

Blade was taken to a veterinarian with a broken jaw. He underwent surgery to remove bullet fragments from his neck and jaw and is said to be "very stable."

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California Police K9 Dies From Injuries Sustained in August Arrest

K9 Ty;  Photo: via Facebook @tyvom

K9 Ty; Photo: via Facebook @tyvom

A California police K9 has died from complications related to an August injury incurred while attempting to arrest a violent suspect.

California City Police K9 Ty died after breaking his back while trying to apprehend a man holding a woman and child hostage. The suspect fell on top of K9 Ty, causing the injuries.

Although K9 Ty underwent surgery he ultimately succumbed to his injuries on September 7, 2016.

K9 Ty was a member of the California City Police Department for 2 and a half years.

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Beloved Utah K9 Dies From Illness

Officer Joe Watson and Rossko;  Photo: St. George Police Dept.

Officer Joe Watson and Rossko; Photo: St. George Police Dept.

St. George Police K9 Rossko died on Wednesday from complications related to surgery to treat a case of bloat. 

Although Rossko had been taken to the veterinarian early the disease had progressed to a point where he could not be saved.

K9 Rossko had been partnered with Officer Joe Watson since 2014 and was credited with 44 arrests and the seizure of a large amount of contraband.

Officer Wilson was understandably upset over the loss of his partner. "I will especially miss seeing everybody's shocked faces when he used to crawl out from under my desk and surprise everyone. He loved people and was never one to pass up a pat on the back or a scratch behind his ears," Watson said.

K9 Rossko was only 5-years old.

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77-Year Old Woman Arrested After Attacking Police K9

K9 Jax and his handler;  Photo: Alton Police Dept.

K9 Jax and his handler; Photo: Alton Police Dept.

A bizarre incident occurred in Alton, IL Tuesday morning, resulting in the arrest of a 77-year old woman on charges of attacking a police K9.

The incident began after a K9 police officer stopped a pedestrian near the corner of Brown and Highland. The 42-year old man who had been stopped by the officer became violent and bit the officer before fleeing the scene.

The officer released his K9 partner, Jax, to chase the suspect; however, as the dog was chasing the suspect a 77-year old woman allegedly emerged from her home and threw an object at the dog.

Reports indicate that the woman was the mother of the 42-year old suspect and attempted to intervene when she was the K9 engaging her son.

Both the male and female suspects were taken into custody.

The officer was treated for his injury and the K9 checked by a veterinarian. Both are expected to be fine.

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UPDATE: K9 Kina, Wounded in Wednesday Shootout, Has Been Found Alive

K9 Kina;  Photo: via Facebook.com

K9 Kina; Photo: via Facebook.com

Greenwood Police (AR) K9 Kina, injured in a Wednesday shootout that left Sebastian County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Cooper dead and Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells injured, has been found alive.

Kina had fled the scene after being shot by an assailant.

A massive search had been underway since the K9 went missing. On Friday morning, police confirmed that Kina had been found about two miles from the scene of the shooting. 

She apparently was found to have suffered two gunshot wounds. Kina was transported to a local veterinarian for treatment. 

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Search Underway for Wounded Arkansas Police K9

K9 Kina;  Photo: via Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson

K9 Kina; Photo: via Greenwood Police Chief Will Dawson

A police K9 wounded in an Arkansas shootout that left one deputy killed and another wounded is missing after she ran away from the scene. 

K9 Kina was shot by suspect Billy Jones after he barricaded himself in a home following a shootout with police officers.

The initial shootout left Sebastian County Sheriff's Deputy Bill Cooper dead and Hackett Chief of Police Darrell Spells injured.

K9 Kina was shot and wounded following the initial shootout when Jones allegedly opened fire on officers while barricaded in a home.

Kina ran away from the scene after being injured and has not been seen since.

Reports early Thursday indicated that Kina may have been spotted; however, the sighting has not been verified. Police continue to search for their missing K9 partner. 

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Virginia K9 Nearly Dies After Becoming Overheated While Tracking Suspects

K9 Danno;  Photo: Fairfax County Police

K9 Danno; Photo: Fairfax County Police

A Fairfax County, VA police K9 nearly died after becoming overheated while tracking suspected thieves last week.

K9 Danno had to be rushed to a veterinarian after his handler noticed the dog was in distress.

Vets provided Danno with fluids and treatment and after an overnight stay he was sent home to recuperate. 

Danno is expected to make a full recovery; however, his experience is a reminder to all that heat affects humans and animals alike. Be aware of the signs of heat exhaustion.

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Long Beach K9 Shot, Killed Following Hours-Long Standoff With Suspect

K9 Credo;  Photo: Long Beach Police Dept.  

K9 Credo; Photo: Long Beach Police Dept.  

A Long Beach Police K9 died on Tuesday after being shot following an hours-long police standoff with a barricaded man. 

The incident unfolded after officers attempted to contact a man wanted in relation to a 2014 shooting that involved multiple victims.  

The suspect barricaded himself inside a house but after about two hours emerged.

The suspect was not compliant and ultimately produced a knife and charged the officers. 

One officer discharged his weapon as a result of the suspect's actions. Both the suspect, as well as LBPD K9 Credo, were struck by gunfire.  

K9 Credo was taken to a local veterinarian for treatment but died as a result of his injuries. The suspect was also killed.  

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