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  • Kid equips police dogs w/body armor

    Read the article HERE

    Good job!!!
    Ignorance can be remedied, stupidity cannot.

  • #2
    At our Citizen's Police Academy, the K9 handler that spoke to us said they find the bullet proof vests are hot for their dogs and actually slow them down in the field. They felt that, even if a dog was wearing one when shot, just the trauma from the bullet hitting the vest would fatally wound some of the organs in their body.

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    • #3
      I just thought it was cool that she changed the law.
      Ignorance can be remedied, stupidity cannot.

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      • #4
        Mitzi
        Don't quite get that. I'll agree body armor would maybe slow down a dog and he would get hot in it, but my understanding is that the K9 armor is pretty much the same construction as for humans. As for blunt trauma injuries, are dogs thatdifferent from people?
        "We sleep safely in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence upon those who would do us harm" - George Orwell

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        • #5
          Well, it made sense to me, Swat. The canine body is in many ways more delicate then a humans. I hope, as time goes on, they will come up with cooler, stronger vests for cops and K9's.

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          • #6
            Here's the website for the girl who did it first.
            www.penniestoprotectpolicedogs.org

            She started the organization in Florida. The website says over 150 vests have been given to police dogs.

            F.Y.I. Our local Sheriff's Office has a vest for one of their dogs. They only wear it when they are deployed to do an apprehension or search a building. They aren't worn all the time like we wear ours.
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            The police are the public and the public are the police; the police being only members of the public who are paid to give full time attention to duties which are incumbent on every citizen in the interests of community welfare and existence. - Sir Robert Peel

            Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. - H. L. Mencken

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SWAT1:
              Mitzi
              As for blunt trauma injuries, are dogs thatdifferent from people?
              Blunt trauma can (and often does) occur to an officer who has been shot in the chest while wearing a vest. It just does not often prove to be fatal.

              With a dog, you don't have the body mass there (and this is just a guess) so I would think it could injure or kill them more often. However, IMHO every bit of protection you can get for your "partner" helps.

              [ 04-12-2002: Message edited by: Don ]
              6P1 (retired)

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              • #8
                I think it's great that this little girl was persistent enough to lobby the politicians and have the law changed. Bravo.
                Stay safe and watch your back. Survived Katrina. Now a Official member of the Chocolate City Police.

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