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01-06-11, 12:43 PM #1
Residents Stand Behind K9
Great story about residents of a town that want to keep their K9 on the job with their police force:
Jefferson Hills Council Stands By Decision To Cut K-9 Officer « CBS Pittsburgh – News, Sports, Weather, Traffic and the Best of Pittsburgh
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Jefferson Hills Council Stands By Decision To Cut K-9 Officer
January 6, 2011 12:16 AM
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JEFFERSON HILLS (KDKA) — Dozens of people packed a Jefferson Hills borough meeting.
The borough laid off Fritz, its K-9 officer, for 2011, but the community wants the dog back on the force.
“No other officer on our force can match him when it comes to running, locating drugs or finding people,” one resident said. “His keen sense of smell, tracking ability and speed alone make him unmatchable by human abilities.”
Fritz was laid off due to budget cuts.
“The major cost is the comp time,” Christopher King, Jefferson Hills Borough President, said.
The wife of Fritz’s handler, Kim Gawlas, disputed the council’s cost evaluation by handing out copies of her husband’s pay stubs. She says there are funding solutions.
“We have citizens who have brought money in, I have funding that was from the attorney general’s office that is available if the borough would accept it,” she said.
Meanwhile, fishing in Russia:
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01-06-11, 12:54 PM #2
Good to see the community support the program.
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01-06-11, 07:12 PM #3
Keep the K9 and fire a Councilperson!Arm the sheep!
01-06-11, 07:18 PM #4
I hope the citizens can get this bad decision changed."An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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01-06-11, 11:11 PM #5
Excellent. Stand with the dog.Do not war for peace. If you must war, war for justice. For without justice there is no peace. -me
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