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.
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.
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.
The Hammond Police Department was right to take quick action against the officer seen mishandling a police dog in the viral YouTube video.
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.
Darrell Shaffer notices the silence in his squad car.
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.
PORTAGE | Gino's not quite 2 years old, but he had his second ride in a helicopter Wednesday.
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.
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.
PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department welcomed its three newest officers this week.
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.
VALPARAISO | The Valparaiso Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 76 is sponsoring a 5K Race and one-mile noncompetitive dog walk May 11.
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.
PORTAGE | The Portage Police Department is beginning efforts to reinstate its K-9 unit.
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.
HOBART | A German shepherd named Scout started his police canine career last week while another German shepherd named Rommel retired.
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.
ST. JOHN | The Police Department welcomed a new police officer during the Town Council meeting Thursday.
PORTAGE | Portage's police dog, Eros, died Friday -- nearly a month after having emergency surgery for a ruptured disc in his neck.
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