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Police: Hammond K-9 handler didn't abuse dog

Police: Hammond K-9 handler didn't abuse dog

HAMMOND | A Hammond K-9 officer was back on the job Monday after a comprehensive review showed he did not abuse or harm his canine, police said.

May 19, 2014 8:00 pm

Hammond police dog video was appalling

I would hope the media can pursue the story of the Hammond police officer videotaped allegedly abusing his police dog. I found it appalling but worthy of nationwide news.

May 14, 2014 12:00 am

Don't base judgment on few seconds of video

As a lifelong dog owner (and animal lover), I suggest the few seconds of video posted on social media and news stations may not tell the entire story.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Hammond must move swiftly on K-9 probe

EDITORIAL: Hammond must move swiftly on K-9 probe

The Hammond Police Department was right to take quick action against the officer seen mishandling a police dog in the viral YouTube video.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Griffith K-9 completes busy first year on the job

GRIFFITH | Entering his first full year on duty, Griffith's new police dog already has taken a bite out of crime in town and elsewhere.

February 16, 2014 6:45 pm
Former E.C. officer heartbroken preparing to euthanize K-9

Former E.C. officer heartbroken preparing to euthanize K-9

Darrell Shaffer notices the silence in his squad car.

January 26, 2014 8:00 pm
Griffith students have vested interest in police dog

Griffith students have vested interest in police dog

Griffith Police officer Robert Gutierrez and his canine partner Gino stopped by Beriger Elementary School to thank students for raising more than $700 for a canine safety vest for the Griffith police dog.

October 10, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Police K-9s train for real-life scenarios

Police K-9s train for real-life scenarios

PORTAGE | Gino's not quite 2 years old, but he had his second ride in a helicopter Wednesday.

September 25, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Hobart backdrop for canine training

HOBART | Canine teams from throughout the country will converge today to train and compete as the city hosts the American Police Canine Association's annual conference.

September 22, 2013 8:42 pm
Domestic abuse call lands two in jail

Domestic abuse call lands two in jail

JACKSON TOWNSHIP | A 42-year-old Westville man will be arrested on accusations of threatening to kill a woman and her children after he recovers from bite wounds caused by a police dog, officials said.

May 30, 2013 7:50 pm Photos

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Portage police K-9s now on patrol

Portage police K-9s now on patrol

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department welcomed its three newest officers this week.

May 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Lakeshore PAWS to participate in Valpo Police K9 Unit Run/Walk

VALPARAISO | Help support the Valparaiso Police K9 Unit and get a chance to meet with Lakeshore PAWS adoptable dogs during the Valparaiso Police K9 Unit 5K Run and 1-Mile Walk on May 11.

April 28, 2013 7:00 pm

2nd annual K-9 5K Race to benefit police dogs

VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 76 is sponsoring a 5K Race and one-mile noncompetitive dog walk May 11.

April 13, 2013 8:30 pm

Senate OKs restitution requirement for killing, injuring police dog

INDIANAPOLIS | Debate over a proposal requiring convicted criminals who kill or injure a police dog to pay for its replacement turned surprisingly contentious in the Indiana Senate Tuesday.

March 19, 2013 7:15 pm Related

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Portage police look to restart K-9 unit

PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department is beginning efforts to reinstate its K-9 unit.

March 07, 2013 6:45 pm

Restitution may soon be required for maiming, killing a police dog

INDIANAPOLIS | A criminal who injures or kills a police dog acting in the line of duty would be required to pay restitution to the dog's owner for its full value under legislation approved 97-0 by the Indiana House Tuesday.

February 12, 2013 5:32 pm Related

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Changing of the guard: One Hobart police canine retires , another starts career

Changing of the guard: One Hobart police canine retires , another starts career

HOBART | A German shepherd named Scout started his police canine career last week while another German shepherd named Rommel retired.

November 10, 2012 5:24 pm Photos

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Thornton to continue sharing police dog with East Hazel Crest

THORNTON | The Village Board voted unanimously last week to extend an intergovernmental agreement with the village of East Hazel Crest to share Thornton's police dog, Ado.

September 04, 2012 12:00 am

New St. John police officer takes oath

ST. JOHN | The Police Department welcomed a new police officer during the Town Council meeting Thursday.

March 22, 2012 9:00 pm

Police dog dies after injury

PORTAGE | Portage's police dog, Eros, died Friday -- nearly a month after having emergency surgery for a ruptured disc in his neck.

February 07, 2012 5:00 pm
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