Officer mourns loss of canine partner
According to Chronicle reporter Brian Rogers, Czech-German shepherd Blek and Harris County Precinct 4 deputy constable Ted Dahlin worked together for more than three years before Blek was killed by a suspect last week.
From the article:
Last week Blek ran into a wooded marsh in north Houston in pursuit of several burglary suspects, unable to hear Dahlin's commands because of a search helicopter hovering just above the tree tops.
When Blek did not come back, Dahlin and other officers began searching for him.
My lieutenant and sergeant found him," Dahlin said. My sergeant met me before I got there, held me back, and gave me a hug. I knew at that point what happened."
The dog, officials said, had been strangled by one of the suspects.
Standing at the scene Monday, Dahlin said the 5-year-old dog was his best friend and a reassuring presence for the officer, his wife and their two children.
Read more about Constable Dahlin and Blek.
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