Elko

Elko was a drug dog that had assisted in finding 125 pounds of pot and more than a thousand grams of cocaine. Elko escaped from the kennel he was being kept in during a bad storm, it then went and attacked Gora Watts, a 70-year-old woman, in her own garage. Her husband attempted to defend her with a tree-trimming pole before an animal control officer appeared on the scene and shot him. At the time, no one knew he was a police dog.

Regarding his actions, the animal control officer was shaken:

It really bothered me. I couldn’t sleep Thursday night. It’s just something that had to be done.

While not directly killed by a police officer, certainly the dog’s violent training was the cause of its demise.

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2 Comments on “Elko”

  1. Steve says:

    I may be the only person to reply to this story, but I think you are completely ignoring obvious facts. saying “certainly the dog’s violent training was the cause of its demise” is a huge assumption to make. It is a well known fact that dogs get scared by thunderstorms, and this likely occurs even with well trained police dogs. In addition to this, modern training techniques for k-9’s do not create vicious dogs who attack people randomly. And even beyond that the dog in question was trained for drug detection, and may not have even been trained to attack anyone when given a command, much less encouraged to be vicious for any reason

    • Deb says:

      Agreed.. This story does not belong at all… When stories like this are posted it makes all the other ones seem like you are overreacting… If you want to have any credibility on your page, I vote this story goes… Seriously, I was reading all the other stories and was upeset at the police for their actions, now I’m just upset with you for posting this with the rest of these stories… It doesn’t belong.


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