Stories tagged: K9
Thu., June 8, 2017
Review: ‘Megan Leavey’ is unique movie about war
Based on a true story, “Megan Leavey” is a unique movie about war. It’s a story of heroism, sacrifice, and connection forged on the battlefield, but it’s remarkable in how …
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
K-9s training in five-week class in Newman Lake
Two weeks ago Rebel was just an average Dutch Shepherd and Chewelah police Officer Matt Miller was just your average patrol cop, but now Rebel strains at the leash and …
Tue., Dec. 6, 2016, 8:17 a.m.
Idaho Peace Officers Memorial considers adding K9 tribute
The Idaho Officers Memorial Board is considering adding a tribute to police dogs at the memorial’s Meridian site.
Wed., Nov. 23, 2016, 7:38 a.m.
More than 1,000 gather to mourn slain police dog in Boise
There were whines, tears and even barks in Boise’s Taco Bell Area where as many as 1,500 people gathered to mourn a police dog that was killed in the line …
Mon., Oct. 31, 2016, 12:07 p.m.
Lawsuit: Police dog had teeth filed, still caused bite wound
A new federal lawsuit says Tukwila police were so concerned about a police dog’s propensity to bite suspects and officers themselves that they had the animal’s teeth filed down. Nevertheless, …
Tue., Aug. 9, 2016, 2:18 p.m.
Man evades police; brought down by K9 unit
A man engaged police in a high-speed pursuit through Spokane Valley before being captured with the help of a police K9 unit.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 11:25 a.m.
Spokane County deputy shoots dog attacking him and K9 Laslo
A Spokane County deputy shot and killed a pit bull that was attacking him and his police dog early Tuesday morning, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Deputy …
Wed., Jan. 15, 2014, 5:51 p.m.
Police: Jelly bean trail led to fleeing driver
A man arrested after he led police on a chase near Liberty Lake early Tuesday left a trail of jelly beans behind when he fled his car and tried to …
Tue., Feb. 12, 2013, 3:27 p.m.
Suspect escapes from Tribal police; tracked down by K9
Multiple agencies assisted Spokane Tribal Police Tuesday to locate a suspect who escaped their custody.
Sat., Sept. 8, 2012, 5:35 p.m.
Cab driver comes prepared to handle assailant
A man pulled a gun on the wrong cab driver late Friday night, police say.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2012
Dog days? It’s a good night for Leo
Good boy! A Spokane police dog named Leonidas had a busy night on Thursday, first catching an escaped fugitive and then overtaking a man fleeing from police on a dirt …
Thu., Jan. 14, 2010
K-9s ready to serve, protect
Rico sprang out of the police cruiser and demonstrated a takedown he’d perfected during more than 400 hours of training with the Spokane Police Department. The 3-year-old Belgian Malinois grabbed …
Mon., June 29, 2009, 4:27 p.m.
Honored Spokane K-9 dies due to surgery complications
A Spokane police K-9 awarded a Purple Heart for taking two bullets died Sunday morning due to complications from surgery to remove a brain tumor.
Thu., May 28, 2009
There’s a new law-dog in town
Faced with a life of police patrols, chasing suspects and drug hunts, the Spokane Police Department’s newest recruit has just one thing to do for the next few months: play. …
Tue., April 28, 2009
K9 Var awarded Purple Heart
One of the Spokane Police Department’s highest honors came with an unusual gift Monday night when it was awarded by Spokane police Chief Anne Kirkpatrick – a large bone. Kirkpatrick …