That’s when Croft, operations director for UniversalK9 — an organization that trains dogs as well as members of police and SWAT teams to become a successful K-9 Unit without the high costs — decided to take the dog home to San Antonio to see if she … Link.

Beloved Manchester fire dog retires after 7 years … 2016 According to the police department’s Facebook post, Bud and his handler, Officer Jake Tyler, helped find lost children and evidence, worked on the SWAT team, caught several suspects and made … Link.

The second officer, also a longtime member of the SWAT-type unit, suffered multiple gunshot … for a wanted felon in Boise’s Central Rim neighborhood. The dog underwent surgery and police said he is resting up after taking his first walk Saturday morning. Link.

But at the same time that dog ownership started exploding in the U.S. in the ’70s, so did the volatile police raids used to prosecute the drug war. The use of SWAT teams rose from around 3,000 deployments per year in 1980 to as high as 80,000 a year … Link.

The second officer, also a longtime member of the SWAT-type unit, suffered multiple gunshot wounds … and a carjacking in Meridian earlier this week. Jardo, the Boise police dog wounded in the altercation, was shot through the chest and lost a lung … Link.