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