In Minn., K9s are pricey, yet vital parts of the force


"In the seven years I have been with (a police dog), I haven't had a single physical confrontation," said Officer Jeff Gottstein. "Someone might be willing to fight me, but they aren't willing to fight the dog."

By Bob Shaw
The Pioneer Press

WOODBURY, Minn. Jeff Gottstein runs alongside his German shepherd toward a 6-foot ladder.

"Here goes nothing," he mutters. The dog leaps but stumbles on his way up.

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