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Police dogs are very protective... of certain people


A cocaine arrest this week in Valdosta highlights the relationship between police dogs and their handlers.       

A drug sniffing K-9 officer protected its handler and bit the suspect when he shoved the officer.     

Police say K-9s are a key tool in fighting crime and keeping human officers safe.

"I've done it with the dog and without the dog. It'd be very hard to do it without the dog. I've been doing it currently for about 13 years. He's got a nose where he can find somebody hidin' where an officer may not first be able to see 'em where they're at. They're very protective of their handlers," said VPD K-9 Handler Stacy Brogdon.          

Brogdon says if you're ever around police dogs that are on duty, you shouldn't make any sudden movements or try to approach them.


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