Monday, March 04, 2013

Ivan: Sharp Shooting K-9!

M.G.L. Ch. 269 §12E prohibits the discharge of a firearm within 500 feet of a dwelling. Violation of this statute is punishable by a fine or imprisonment. Unless, of course, the weapon is fired by "any law enforcement officer acting in the discharge of his duties". In drafting that language chances are our legislators never imagined that the "officer" would be a working K-9! The Eagle-Tribune is reporting that Ivan, a working K-9 of the Essex County Sheriff's Department, not only located a stolen Ruger buried in a snowbank but fired it into a dwelling without any injuries. Firearm scent detection and marksmanship too ..... Ivan's clearly the ultimate Police K-9!