This One’s for Rachel Lucas

Filed under:Sad — posted by Anwyn on November 6, 2007 @ 12:18 am

Such a sad story: A Vancouver police dog shot dead in the line of duty by a suspect who allegedly told friends he wanted to “kill a cop.” His distraught handler said at the memorial service, as reported on the TV news, “He found the bad guy, and he took a bullet that I’m certain was meant for one of those officers that was out there.”

“Dakota, thank you for being a great partner, a friend, companion, police dog,” Evans said. “Thank you for protecting my fellow officers and me. Thank you for being a warrior and thank you for dying a hero. Dakota, you were a good boy.”

It’s hard to see the police all choked up.


  1. R.I.P., Dakota.

    Very sad.

    Comment by Allen — November 6, 2007 @ 6:02 am

  2. That’s awful.

    Comment by wg — November 6, 2007 @ 8:28 am

  3. I wonder if the criminal feels bad for hitting a dog? I suspect not, but crazy people are crazy.

    What a shame to lose such an animal. What a blessing the policeman wasn’t killed.

    Yes, seeing police or soldiers or firefighters crying really hits hard.

    Comment by Anne — November 6, 2007 @ 9:21 am

  4. Oh, man. I just got choked up reading that, and I didn’t even know that brave dog.

    Comment by Venomous Kate — November 6, 2007 @ 12:51 pm

  5. Well, regardless of how he feels now, I’d bet he’ll be feeling much worse after his arraignment.

    Comment by wg — November 6, 2007 @ 7:39 pm

  6. But still, he gave the greatest praise there is: “Good dog.”

    Comment by Chuck — November 7, 2007 @ 5:08 pm

  7. One or more of us may be confused: WG was speaking of the criminal. Chuck, you’re referring to the handler.

    If I’m the only one confused, then carry on.

    Comment by Anwyn — November 7, 2007 @ 5:13 pm

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