Baltimore Cop Shows Correct Way to Respond to a “Vicious Dog” Call

Officer Dan Waskiewicz responded to a call about a “vicious dog” with an open mind,
rather than a predisposition to treat the dog harshly. As you can see, he was right.

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Here is a truly wonderful story about a police officer—who also happens to be a dog lover—showing the proper way to respond to reports of a “vicious dog.” Officer Dan Waskiewicz was on duty and received a call that a vicious dog was chasing some children. This is a serious situation, of course, especially when children are involved. But Officer Waskiewicz was not so quick to take others’ word that the dog was, in fact, threatening:

When I came on the scene, I noticed people yelling out their windows at the dog. I followed the dog into an ally to see how it was acting. Going on my own approach, being a dog lover, I got out of my car and called the “vicious dog” over to me. The dog came over with its tail between its legs and panting. I grabbed my water bottle, and the dog sat down next to me and began licking my pants. I started giving the dog water. I brought the dog over and waited for the pound to show up. My partner was not a fan of dogs and was startled by my approach. I suggested to him that this dog cannot be put down, and should be taken to a shelter.

If you were to Google “police shoot dog” (which I don’t recommend), you’d be astonished by how many such cases there are, which makes Officer Waskiewicz’s approach so refreshing. But the story gets even better. . .

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Bo now lives in a loving home with some canine buddies.

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