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Brickbat: Axel Foley Would Have Checked on the Dog

Police dogArisha Singh / Dreamstime.comA Detroit police officer, who wasn't named by media, has been reassigned and may face discipline after his K-9 partner died after being left in a patrol car on a warm day. The car's heat alarm system failed, but Commander Darin Szilagy said the officer should have been checking on the dog every 30 minutes.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    Sometimes the dog-killing instinct is just too overwhelming, especially among Detroit police.

  • Kivlor||

    Citizen kills police dog: Charged with murdering a police officer.
    Cop kills police dog: Reassigned.

    All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.

  • perlchpr||

    Yeah. I was coming in to comment: "So now he's going to be charged with killing a police officer, right?"


  • This Machine Chips Fascists||

    Let's not bicker over who killed who. What's important is that K9 Officer Vito gets the state funeral that he earned with his heroic sacrifice.

  • Conchfritters||

    Will they wear a badge with a picture of a milk bone with a black slash through it?

  • Libertymike||

    Axel Foley would be more interested in checking in on Jenny Summers.

  • sarcasmic||

    Szilagy says the officer had rigorously trained with the dog and has been "distraught" over the death.

    The officer is the real victim here.

  • Inigo Montoya||

    One thing I learned from watching movies and TV shows is that a cop partnership is a stronger bond than marriage, than the parent-child relationship, or a decades-long friendship.

    How do you simply let your partner die of heatstroke?

  • Conchfritters||

    Foley's boss in Detroit would have beat that cop's ass. Too bad police captains in general aren't foul mouthed, no nonsense, hard ass pricks like they are in the movies.

  • markm23||

    No animal cruelty charges?

  • Brandybuck||

    Cops killing even their own dogs.

  • James Phieffer||

    I wouldn't want to be that cop's partner...


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