Beloved Police Dog Fighting Cancer

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“For a dog that has given his all & served the force, his entire life, I think it’s disgraceful that the police department don’t cover all his cost’s. They wouldn’t have found so many drugs if it wasn’t for Enno! I think he has earned his stripes, the police force should stand beside one of their own & pay up…I bet the big wigs in the state department, are saying, ‘well it’s only a dog’…so he is, but he has never asked for anything apart from food & warmth…It’s not like he gets a monthly salary, but if he did, for all the years he has worked…it would be enough to cover all his cost’s….so stop being so dam stingy & pay up for whatever he needs!”

For seven years Sargent Jeff Salstrom and Enno have been partners on the Hoquiam Police force. Salstrom was devastated when he got the news that Enno had a life-threatening cancerous tumor.

Now Salstrom and the police department are trying to raise the funds necessary to help their fellow officer.

Jeff Salstrom dreamed of having a police dog since he was a little boy. Enno is the only police dog the Hoquiam Police force has and for seven years he has been riding with Salstrom in his squad car. Enno has been a part of 57 arrests and he has helped find hundreds of pounds of drugs. Now Enno needs help.

Enno has a life-threatening cancerous tumour growing behind his left eye. “It was devastating news to hear he had a tumour,” said Salstrom. The tumour has caused Enno to go blind in his one eye. His jaw has become too sore to clamp down hard like he is trained to do.

Enno has undergone radiation treatments to help reduce the size of his tumour  but the treatment is costly. The police department only has $3,000 set aside each year for Enno and already his medical bills have reached $5,000. So Salstrom and the rest of the police force have been fundraising with t-shirts, stickers and garage sales. They have even set up a Facebook page to help support Enno.

A Seattle bio-tech company has offered to fly Salstrom and Enno to San Diego and pay for an experimental treatment once Enno is able to complete his radiation treatment. The experimental treatment has been successful in other cases, but has never been tried on a tumor like Enno’s. Salstrom believes it is worth trying, “We are working to preserve his life.”

Video & News Link:-:-http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Hoquiam-raising-money-to-help-beloved-police-dog-fight-cancer-177392141.html?tab=video&c=y

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Hero K9 Finds Elderly Man Missing for Four Days

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An elderly Long Island physician is alive after a four day ordeal thanks to Chase, a 4 yr. old German Shepherd member of the NY State Park Police. Dr. Jerome Nadler went fly fishing on Labor Day at a Smithtown, NY nature preserve and did not return that evening.

 
Chase  and hishandler, Chase first located a container of floatant which is used to keep fly fishing lures buoyant. Dr. Nadler was then found approximately 50 feet away from the container and semi-conscious. Despite commands to return from his handler, Chase remained faithfully beside the stricken man until police officers came and rescued the doctor. Nadler was airlifted from the scene and taken to Stony Brook Hospital.
 Nadler was in a clearing hidden from view by dense brush and thicket about a mile from where he had been fishing, shortly after noon on Thursday. Dr. Nadler’s son, Matthew Nadler, claims that “the dog made all the difference”. New York State Park Police Chief Richard O’Donnell commented on Wednesday that canines “can do things that feet sometimes can’t. The dog is definitely a hero”.
His family did not expect the 76 yr. old man to be found alive after days spent in rain and high humidity. “We just could not believe that this man was still alive,” said canine officer William Krolikiewicz. “For an older gentleman that was in the woods for four days, in my opinion he was in excellent condition.” According to police, Nadler was covered in “about a million bug bites” and was dehydrated. His condition is serious, but he is expected to recover.
And he has the dog to thank for it.

Indiana K-9 gunned down while trying to protect injured handler

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Rest in Peace Kilo xx

“This is so tragic… I just don’t understand or see clearly, why the officers had to shoot the police dog so brutally like that! The dog handler was shot in the legs so I’m presuming it wasn’t a life or death scenario…he still had his voice, so he should have commanded the dog to retreat & held him close until another dog handler or vet could get to the scene & if necessary, sedate the dog, for everyone’s safety.” 

” It doesn’t say if the gunman killed the innocent man or the police did, by mistake…just as I think they made a huge mistake, by killing an innocent dog, just doing his duty; protecting his owner. If the wounds were not life threatening, why couldn’t they have just waited for back up to come with a sedative for the dog? The gunman had already taken his own life, so they were out of danger! I would love to hear what Kilo’s police handler truthfully feels about the situation!”

Devastating, new information has been shared about the Anderson, Ind. Police K-9 who was killed on Thursday night in Pendleton, Ind.

Initial reports stated only that the dog, a Belgian malinois named “Kilo,” had been killed at some point in the midst of the fire-fight between the suspect, Jim Kenneth Bailey, 59, of New Castle, and officers.

According to information published Friday at the San Francisco Chronicle, Kilo was not killed by the gunman, or in the cross-fire, he was intentionally shot and killed by another police officer.

Kilo was apparently protecting his fallen partner, Officer Marty Dulworth, who had been shot in the legs.

Tragically, Kilo’s efforts to protect his fallen handler led him to react to the other officers who were attempting to assist the injured man.

One of the officers who was trying to provide aid to the fallen officer was bitten by Kilo.

The protective dog was gunned down and died at the scene.

Also killed in the shooting was an innocent civilian, John Neil Shull, and the gunman, who apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

News Link:-http://www.examiner.com/article/indiana-k-9-gunned-down-while-trying-to-protect-injured-handler?CID=obinsite

This is the original news post, but some facts were wrong, hence the update:http://www.examiner.com/article/indiana-k-9-killed-two-officers-injured-by-armed-gunman

 

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