Sunday gun day, it’s important to make time for training and keeping yourself on top of your game at all times. In this line of work you never know when your going to be challenged on your skills. -
When that day comes, and it will, how prepared will you be? Remember the oath you took to protect and serve. You owe it to your family and the community to put in the work.
Westerville (OH) Police Chief Joe Morbitzer held a news conference on Tuesday following a shooting that took the lives of two police officers.
Officers Eric Joering, 39 and Anthony Morelli, 54, were shot and killed while responding to a 911 hang-up last Saturday.
Mortbitzer announced that the Westerville Police Department is formally retiring Joering’s K-9 partner, Sam, so that he can live with the family. He said it will help Joering’s wife and three little girls, noting that the therapeutic value of having Sam stay with the family is "immeasurable." "You've got three little girls that are hurting real bad. This is an opportunity for them to heal just a little bit," Chief Morbitzer said.
K-9 Sam was in Joering’s cruiser when the deadly shooting happened. Sam's original trainer, Mike Pennington of Storm Dog Tactical, responded to the scene on Saturday to take Sam back to the training facility. He said it was clear the K9 was distressed, as is visible from a photo taken of Sam that night. Pennington kept Sam and worked with him for a few days following the shooting to help him decompress, but Sam has now returned to live with Officer Joering's family.
Our thanks to Officers Joering and Morelli for their service and sacrifice, sincere condolences to their loved ones and fellow officers, and thanks to K9 Sam for his service.
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Happy Monday. I trained my first police K9 explosives class in October of 2001. Since it was my first class as the head trainer I felt pressure to train the dogs how I had seen them being trained previously. I quickly abandoned the traditional on leash search patterns, and focused on a more natural off leash search method. The goal was to increase the dogs motivation to find the source, and to remove the handler from the search and indication. The results were beyond what I imagined. I found that with a free search the dog could find his own way and hone his skills with no pressure from the handler directing the search. The main point is to create a motivated dog that will take the lead and indicate when he has found the source (explosive material) without any interference or "assistance" from the handler.
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