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Old 01-31-2016, 09:05 AM
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Default Retiring officers K-9 partner to be sold at auction.....but I bet no one bids...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...3-000-cop.html


I hope he gets to keep his "partner"....I can't imagine anyone bidding against him.

Will do a follow up on this story.



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I can't imagine anyone in their right mind would bid against him. What would the outrage be like if they did?
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or the high bidder just hands the dog back over to him...if it isn't him
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....only active and retired officers or K9 trainers will be allowed to bid.


My guess is that he'll win that dog for a bid of $1, since his peers are the only other bidders.


Nice that the excess donations from the GoFundMe account will go to buy bullet-proof vests for K9s.
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Originally Posted by bamaboy473 View Post
....only active and retired officers or K9 trainers will be allowed to bid.


My guess is that he'll win that dog for a bid of $1, since his peers are the only other bidders.


Nice that the excess donations from the GoFundMe account will go to buy bullet-proof vests for K9s.




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I think we should bid against him and give him the dog... win win...
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I think we should bid against him and give him the dog... win win...
That sounds like a great gesture but I could see it becoming a bidding war (everybody trying to do the same thing). I hope he gets the dog.
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Strange arrangement they have. I know in my old department, the officer gets to keep the dog.
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Strange arrangement they have. I know in my old department, the officer gets to keep the dog.
Isn't that what normally happens? K9 retires and he goes home with handler for retirement with his family???
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Most depts. sell the canines to their handler for $1 so it removes liability from the agency and places it on the new owner.
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So according to Ohio law he couldn't buy his K9 partner but could bid for him?
Somethings wrong with this procedure.
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When my K9 retired I bought him for $1.

What is going on here is that the officer is retiring and the K9 has several years of working ability left. He should be allowed to buy the dog from the department.
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I hope he is able to keep the dog through whatever means.
Is the handler taking a normal retirement (ie: expected, planned)? Seems very odd he would be assigned a young animal w/o some expectations set out on both parts.
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He offered the dept. $3500 and they said no...so now they get $1 I bet.
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He offered the dept. $3500 and they said no...so now they get $1 I bet.
Typical government efficiency.
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Originally Posted by fishknut View Post
Most depts. sell the canines to their handler for $1 so it removes liability from the agency and places it on the new owner.
Correct. These dogs even at an old age are rabid for their handlers and one would be insane to let some family (or mope/drug dealer) bid on these dogs.

My wife ran animal hospitals for about 18 years and whenever the police K9 came in and was sedated for something, the handler was there when the dog woke up because they were know to flip out if the handler wasn't there.
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Originally Posted by JUST GOT RIVERRED View Post
Isn't that what normally happens? K9 retires and he goes home with handler for retirement with his family???
I think the issue here is the dog isn't retiring, the handler is. The dog has the ability to serve a few more years, so the dept is required to recoup the losses.

According to the law at least.
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This is a sad story for the state of Ohio. The SC governor was able to change a law in 24 hrs to allow a collegiate flag to be flown from the state house to commemorate a national championship. The governor and other elected officials are worthless if they can't help this man buy the dog.
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Dog is/was city property so it couldn't (by law) be given to the officer. A go fund me account was started and raised $60,000 so the officer could get the dog.
It turns out they made the dog an auxiliary officer so the officer can keep the dog.
The money is going towards the training and care of more police dogs
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Originally Posted by Thalasso View Post
Dog is/was city property so it couldn't (by law) be given to the officer. A go fund me account was started and raised $60,000 so the officer could get the dog.
It turns out they made the dog an auxiliary officer so the officer can keep the dog.
The money is going towards the training and care of more police dogs
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