Tuesday, September 22, 2015
ABC WEDNESDAY LETTER " K "
We are wending our way through the alphabet.
The latest letter for ABC Wednesday is " K ".
I decided to continue my previous post and show how dogs
are used in Law Enforcement as the K-9 Core.
These specially trained dogs are used in Search and Rescue,
And also in capturing the criminal.
The dog and his Police Officer trainer are waiting for the helicopter to take them
to where the criminal is hiding.
The dog looks "other worldly" with all his protective gear.
The K-9 dogs have a protective muzzle, sun glasses that fit closely to his head and ear phones.
His harness is like a flack jacket with hooks and extra equipment for the Sheriff and police officer.
All of this gear is for everyone's protection as the team is lifted 100 feet into the air.
The wake of the helicopter is extremely strong and the noise can be distracting
The ear covers have a small microphone so the officer can talk to the K-9,
calm him and give orders.
K-9 being hooked with his officer to the cable to be brought up into the helicopter.
K-9 back on the ground and apprehending the suspect.
Even though this is a demonstration it was very realistic.
I would never want to be on the receiving end of the K-9's teeth.
I do feel safer knowing these wonderful men and women of law enforcement are doing their job in my community.
Many thanks to the South Placer County Sheriff Department and to South Placer County Fire.
As always enlarging the photos will show more detail.