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November 12, 2009
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Experts say it would have been hard to prevent K-9 shooting by Baltimore cop

By Peter Hermann
Baltimore Sun

BALTIMORE — To understand the sometimes perilous work of being a police dog, it's helpful to remember that the animals react to danger far differently than humans do.

"We see somebody with a gun or a weapon ... we will get out of the way," said Officer Steven W. Sturm, a dog trainer with the Baltimore Police Department. "Dogs react totally the opposite. They go. No matter what they see, they're going to be going unless we call them off."

Full story: Experts say it would have been hard to prevent K-9 shooting by Baltimore cop






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