12/13/2008

Utah K-9s tackle copter training

By Jacob Hancock
Deseret News

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — Outrunning a helicopter during a getaway is tricky. Outrunning a snarling German shepherd trained and determined to jump out a few feet before that 2,500-pound chopper touches down is even tougher.

Churning overhead rotors blasted up chilly air in the faces and snouts of law enforcement handlers and their K9s Thursday afternoon during a training session to prepare them for the real-life noisy conditions they may face.

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