WEEK OF AUGUST 11TH : NEWS HIGHLIGHTS
"America Is Running Out of Bomb-Sniffing Dogs"
Although we haven't run out of bomb-sniffing dogs yet, this New York Times story points out the importance of looking at our supply of new working dogs coming into the U.S. from Europe and thinking about how we're going to keep up with our security needs in the future.
The article ends with a quote from Lt. Col. Matthew Enroth, an Army veterinarian who for the past four years has screened and cared for detection dogs at Lackland Air Force Base:
"These dogs save lives. That's the reality of it. People go home at night because of these dogs, and people have parts of their bodies that they might not have if these dogs didn't exist."
From the New York Times. Full story here: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/04/opinion/sunday/bomb-sniffing-dogs-terrorism-security.html
"Australian terror suspect 'planted plan bomb on brother'"
Details continue to emerge on the failed bomb attack that occurred last month in Sydney. In what Australian Federal Police Deputy Commissioner Michael Phelan called "one of the most sophisticated plots that has ever been attempted on Australian soil," one brother planted military-grade explosives in a piece of luggage that was then planted on his brother, who was not aware of the bomb.
In a subsequent police raid to capture the two suspects, the police found evidence of a second plot that involved releasing hydrogen sulfide, a poisonous, corrosive, and flammable gas, using and improvised device.
From BBC News. Full story here: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-40822310
"Protecting K9 officers from drug overdoses"
With fentanyl cases on the rise, it's more important than ever for first responders and K9 teams to watch out for the safety of themselves and their teammates.
This Albany County K9 unit is now equipping all of the department's narcotics dogs with "trauma bags" that include emergency supplies, like Narcan, that can save a K9 onsite.
From WRGB in Albany. Full story here: http://cbs6albany.com/news/local/protecting-k9-officers-from-drug-overdoses