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Border Patrol Dog Dies of Heat Exhaustion While Trying to Rescue Missing People

Lazer

Lazer

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

At just 4 years old, Lazer helped apprehend 93 suspects and locate missing people.

The 4-year-old Border Patrol K-9 made his last attempt to locate a group of injured and abandoned people when he died Monday from heat exhaustion near Falfurrias, Texas, the Monitor reports.

Lazer’s handler tried to cool down the dog before taking him to the vet, but it was too late.

Lazer worked with his Border Patrol handler for a year and 10 months.

“Our sector suffered a great loss, as these loyal companions have given their lives to ensure their handlers, fellow agents and our community members stay safe,” Chief Patrol Agent Manuel Padilla Jr. said.

Video: Border Patrol Agent Tases Woman Who Was Asserting Her Rights

One of the Border Patrol agents at the scene.

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Jess Cooke is a criminal justice major with a dream of becoming a Border Patrol agent.

But the 21-year-old may reconsider that decision after she was tackled, tased and handcuffed during an argument over her rights with a Border Patrol agent at an immigration checkpoint in New York.

Agents sad Cooke “appeared nervous” and told her to get into the secondary checkpoint at Waddington near the border of Canada, where she was told to wait for a K-9 unit to check her car, even though drugs were not suspected and were never found, she said.

While along the side of the road, Cooke demanded to know why she was being detained and said that she would not wait long for a canine unit. When she refused to move, the Border Patrol agent can be heard tasing the woman, who screamed.

“What is wrong with you?!”

The Border Patrol is investigating.

Man Who Jumped White House Fence Charged with Assaulting Four-Legged Officers

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

A man who jumped the White House fence and kicked a Secret Service K-9 in the snout and punched another of the agency’s dog was charged with felonies in the attacks.

The New York Times reports that felony charge were filed against Dominic Adesanya, 23, of Maryland, for assaulting law enforcement officers. In this case, the victims were Jordan and Hurricane.

“All that’s hurt on the dog is its pride,” a uniformed Secret Service officer said Thursday afternoon as he stood guard outside the White House. “If you got kicked in the snout, your pride would be hurt too.”

The dogs stopped the fence jumper after some embarrassing security blunders in the past few months.

The dogs were taken to a veterinarian for treatment of minor injuries.

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Justice Dept. Gives Green Light to N.O. Police K-9 Unit After 6 Month Suspension


By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Apparently it took a little Emily Post-like training to get the New Orleans Police K-9 unit on its best behavior.

The Justice Department has given the green light for the New Orleans Police Department to reactivate its canine unit following a six-month suspension, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reported.

The Justice Department, which had been called in to review the police department operations, had recommended the suspension after it found that dog handlers in the K-9 unit weren’t able to control the dogs, which too often bit cooperative suspects, the paper reported.

The rate of dog bites was considered excessive for a K-9 unit, and some dogs were “almost completely uncontrollable,” the Picayune reported.

But now things are apparently better.

The paper noted that a police news release stated: “DOJ inspectors … stated that the dogs are now exceptionally trained and will undoubtedly be more effective in tracking down suspects and sniffing out illegal drugs.”