Former Vacaville police K-9 officer, Vito, dies at age 13

Jan 19, 2013 Full story: The Reporter 9

When the 13-year-old German shepherd retired from the Vacaville Police Department's K-9 Unit two years ago, the well-decorated pooch left a void that many knew would be difficult to fill.

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Lunasee

Vacaville, CA

#1 Jan 19, 2013
Rest in peace.
Tammy F

Vacaville, CA

#2 Jan 20, 2013
Dog worship. First Commandment. Read it. You shall have no other gods before Me.
A Thought

Vacaville, CA

#3 Jan 20, 2013
Tammy F wrote:
Dog worship. First Commandment. Read it. You shall have no other gods before Me.
Huh?

Since: Oct 08

Vacaville, CA

#5 Jan 22, 2013
K-9s are a valuable tool for assisting cops in the line of duty. Having said that, I'm sick and tired of these articles. It's a freaking DOG! It's not an officer. I don't think the dog ever took an oath to serve and protect the public. All the dog does is what it was trained to do. The dog did not "retire" either, and he is not "in a better place", as his former handler said. Do we even know what religious affiliation the dog belonged to? Perhaps it was an athiest.
"He went down like a warrior"???? Uh, he didn't die in battle. He was euthanized...more like a death row inmate...not a warrior.
Lefty

San Leandro, CA

#8 Jan 22, 2013
Emjoe wrote:
K-9s are a valuable tool for assisting cops in the line of duty. Having said that, I'm sick and tired of these articles. It's a freaking DOG! It's not an officer. I don't think the dog ever took an oath to serve and protect the public. All the dog does is what it was trained to do. The dog did not "retire" either, and he is not "in a better place", as his former handler said. Do we even know what religious affiliation the dog belonged to? Perhaps it was an athiest.
"He went down like a warrior"???? Uh, he didn't die in battle. He was euthanized...more like a death row inmate...not a warrior.
Go crawl back into your filthy septic tank sonny boy!
Antwan

Vacaville, CA

#9 Jan 22, 2013
Emjoe wrote:
K-9s are a valuable tool for assisting cops in the line of duty. Having said that, I'm sick and tired of these articles. It's a freaking DOG! It's not an officer. I don't think the dog ever took an oath to serve and protect the public. All the dog does is what it was trained to do. The dog did not "retire" either, and he is not "in a better place", as his former handler said. Do we even know what religious affiliation the dog belonged to? Perhaps it was an athiest.
"He went down like a warrior"???? Uh, he didn't die in battle. He was euthanized...more like a death row inmate...not a warrior.
So much to say about a dead dog. Telling...
Vinny

San Jose, CA

#10 Jan 23, 2013
Emjoe wrote:
K-9s are a valuable tool for assisting cops in the line of duty. Having said that, I'm sick and tired of these articles. It's a freaking DOG! It's not an officer. I don't think the dog ever took an oath to serve and protect the public. All the dog does is what it was trained to do. The dog did not "retire" either, and he is not "in a better place", as his former handler said. Do we even know what religious affiliation the dog belonged to? Perhaps it was an athiest.
"He went down like a warrior"???? Uh, he didn't die in battle. He was euthanized...more like a death row inmate...not a warrior.
You are a horses behind Emjoe .

Since: Aug 10

Concord, CA

#11 Jan 23, 2013
Emjoe wrote:
K-9s are a valuable tool for assisting cops in the line of duty. Having said that, I'm sick and tired of these articles. It's a freaking DOG! It's not an officer. I don't think the dog ever took an oath to serve and protect the public. All the dog does is what it was trained to do. The dog did not "retire" either, and he is not "in a better place", as his former handler said. Do we even know what religious affiliation the dog belonged to? Perhaps it was an athiest.
"He went down like a warrior"???? Uh, he didn't die in battle. He was euthanized...more like a death row inmate...not a warrior.
All true and valid points, even as harsh and cruel as they may be.

Since: Aug 10

Concord, CA

#12 Jan 23, 2013
13 is really not that old for a shepherd and weak hips are hardly a good reason to give up on a dog. Ther and medications and even surgeries that can help hip problems, one of my dogs has had a replacement hip for over 2 years now and is doing great. It was quite expensive though. I wonder if that had anything to do with the decision.

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