Police take class on special medical training for dogs
COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Police officers from all over the area got some special
training that will not only help them, but also their canine companions on
say it's valuable training they couldn't get elsewhere, and anything that could
potentially help save the lives of their four-legged friends is a good thing.
one of the dogs requires immediate medical help, officers have to serve as
a veterinarian from New York, travels around teaching cops how to handle
situations that they may encounter while on duty. McNamara taught the Brunswick
officers special skills like doggy CPR and ways to handle other medical issues.
members of our family," said Sgt. Jason Cummings of the dogs. "They're members
of our police department, so it's very important for us to know if something
does happen and they're put in harm's way that we have a place to go to
possibly save their life."
training comes several months after a Brunswick County dog named Viper died in
the line of duty when he discovered a kilo of cocaine.