Wednesday, 18 November 2015

France: Canine Casualty

DIESEL R.I.P.

“Diesel, a seven-year-old Belgian Shepherd police dog from RAID, was killed by the criminals/terrorists during the operation in Saint-Denis,” said a statement by the French national Police.


One Twitter user wrote:
“This dog certainly had more humanity than these barbarians,”

Diesel had been with the unit for five years and is the first dog to die on active service. He was due to retire from Raid in the spring next year.
“His role was to open the way for the rest of us. He uses all his senses to detect if anyone is present and if he can get to them, to go and bite them. If not, he stands and barks to indicate where the person is hiding,” said the handler.
“I had absolute confidence in him, and him in me. Both of us knew how the other would behave in the situation.”
Russia has sent a puppy named Dobrynia to show its “solidarity with the French people and police in their fight against terrorism”.


15 comments:

  1. I only say RIP dog. Better a dog than a human. No better a politician...,We have hundreds of the latter. for the most part self seeking tossers.

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    1. I understand you Adrian thanks:)

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    2. Well me being me I'd say better a human than a dog.

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  2. So sad for the extreme loss of life.

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    1. Gwen, I find it hard to put into words, other than to say that the influence of France has played a big part in my life.

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  3. Rest in peace Diesel - you have earned your laurels.

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    1. He certainly has. Thanks for your comment.

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  4. The recent events in France are truly harrowing Mel, certainly brings life into focus doesn't it?

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    1. Without a doubt John and it will put people on tender hooks for awhile too,

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  5. Bless his lovely doggy soul xxx

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  6. I saw this same story today and felt compelled to post on it too. Very sad indeed; hopefully it was quick for the poor chap and he didn't suffer (unlike those tortured kids in the Bataclan)

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    1. Thank you for your comment Steve and I to hope that it was quick for Diesel.
      For me, their twisted psychology has once again been confirmed.

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  7. When I read this I started to cry again.
    He was sent in to help save people. Doing his job.
    Very sad.

    cheers, parsnip

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