Chip Taylor Communications

Subject: Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement

Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Series

This series features important programs produced by the Odd Squad Productions Society, whose mission is to produce high-impact programs that serve as effective tools to manifest positive change for today's youth regarding such topics as drug abuse, larceny and other social problems. These programs may be used to support Click for more

3. Nitro (K9): Guardian of the Night

3. Nitro (K9): Guardian of the Night

Make no mistake about it, a police dog, often called a K9, is considered by every police officer as one of the force. Police dogs are highly trained animals and assist police and other law-enforcement personnel in so many areas of their work, they have the respect of all in the area of criminal justice and law enforcement. This documentary is a tribute to Nitro, a German Shepherd who died in the line of duty. In telling his story, we learn of the important role these dogs play in the police force, of the bond that occurs between two partners, and we maintain the memory of Nitro, who symbolizes all the dogs who heroically serve the public. Here we meet Howard Rutter, a Constable with the Vancouver Police Department, who worked with Nitro for seven years. We learn of a bond that existed between the two partners built on mutual trust and respect, and the knowledge that they would always look out for one another; it was a bond so strong and lasting that only death could break it. And as officer Rutter explains, "Nitro was not only my partner, he was my best friend," we are reminded of how much we owe to these courageous animals and their trainers. 07/10DE IJSCA 15 min.

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