Double Standard


A police dog in the central Idaho resort town of Sun Valley is back on duty after serving a “suspension” for an unprovoked attack on a small schnauzer.

Sun Valley Police Chief Cameron Daggett says the 5-year-old German shepherd named Dax took a few weeks off the job after the incident. The dog will receive more training to prevent a reoccurrence of what Daggett says was an unfortunate situation.

Would there have been a suspension and retraining if it had been a human officer filling the schnauzer full of lead?

  • Peter

    Yes, this seems reasonable. If a human officer attacked a dog unprovoked, they would get a few weeks off and be sent to counseling.

  • Brad Warbiany


    Yes, but I think when you have a badge, you can define “unprovoked” as you see fit: