Saturday, February 01, 2020

Nice Story....

  • It was a cold and rainy night when Chicago Police Officer George Davros noticed a shivering bundle on the side of the road while he was on patrol on the South Side.

    “...I thought, ‘What is that little puppy doing out there?’” Davros said, recalling the evening of Jan. 6 when he met his 5-year-old Miniature Pinscher mix.

    “And then I looked at it... that’s not a little puppy, it’s an actual dog.”

    Davros pulled over and was able to coax the dog into his patrol car with some lunch meat. After asking a couple of passersby if she belonged to anyone, Davros brought his new friend back to the Gresham District police station to have her microchip scanned in an effort to find her owners.
Cops are softies for dogs. We've housed more than a few over the years. We can name forty cops who took dogs home after rescuing them from all sorts of crappy situations. There's a dog crazy lieutenant in 011 who runs some sort of Dog Wellness Fair out of the District (with the blessing of downtown - it's all off-duty stuff) where they treat, medicate, microchip over a hundred canines. And everyone knows about Garrido's rescues and dog placements citywide.

People like dogs, and if they knew about the hundreds, maybe thousands that cops rescue over the years, they'd like cops better, too.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every single CPD employee I know with cats and/or dogs, got them from work. Every one.

2/01/2020 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cops love Animals, Some of Us get PETA Awards for Saving a Chicken, All Lives Matter.

2/01/2020 12:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There was a copper who always took in stray dogs. Before there were No Kill Shelters we would just pull in his alley and put the dog in his backyard and pull away. Years later we told him what we did and he laughed. He knew something was up. Very nice guy

2/01/2020 12:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Should we admit the true meaning of the term: "Police Dog." Here's an example. A Pit Bull, found on a shots fired call (011), shot thru and thru, in a garbage can, yet still alive. Coppers take it to the 24 hour emergency vet. They pay for the treatment themselves; which amounts to X-Ray, clean the wound, and let it drain. The partners bring the dog by 011 the next day. This poor creature was so happy to meet everyone in the station, slobberingly so. One partner had a buddy with a farm, and like Green Acres it was off to 'give me that country life.' Months later, I inquired with the one partner what happened to the Dog I teasingly called "Kevlar." I was pleased to learn the dog was the best farm dog his buddy ever had!

2/01/2020 12:55:00 AM  
Blogger Anonymous said...

Thank you officer for rescuing this dog and all of you who do the same probably more frequently than the public knows. You are hero’s. If there is a sight to contribute, would gladly make a donation.

2/01/2020 01:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Count me as a civilian who appreciates the hard work and protection of LEOs. I only recently became aware of Officer Garrido’s rescue and follow them on Facebook. I can only imagine what kinds of neglect and abuse of animals you all encounter in your work—heartbreaking. Thank you for all that you do for all citizens—human, canine, & feline.

2/01/2020 01:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great rescue!!!


2/01/2020 03:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes! We have rescued a few from the ghetto and have one now that was definitely uncared for. But it is getting payback with a wonderful life to make up for the past. Can think of a lot of fellow POs who saved these animals from a rotten life, God bless them. “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” (Quote by Mahatma Gandhi)

2/01/2020 04:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Still have my wonderful little pup from a search warrant that we did in the 9th District 8 years ago!! She was 2 months old at the time and in a filthy shit and cockroach infested dope house. Best dog ever!

2/01/2020 04:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My partner found his dog "Homie" as a puppy in a sewer in the Cabrini rowhouses. Turned out to be the best dog he ever had. Even appeared on (and won) one of those dog competition shows they ran on a cable channel in the 80s or 90s. Always differentiate between the 2 and 4 legged animals running around out there. Quite a difference.

2/01/2020 05:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cops and Dogs go together like peas and carrots. I have 3 myself and love them all. They're MUCH better than cats!

2/01/2020 05:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dogs are much better than the people they deal with in their ghetto beats. No wonder they have a soft spot for them.

2/01/2020 06:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To see a dog or any other animal in distress is heart-wrenching. Nice job officer.

2/01/2020 06:08:00 AM  
Blogger Mr. SouthSide said...

Best dog I ever had is the one I found wandering around Homan and Erie. I called him Wesside.

2/01/2020 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So true SCC, dogs and coppers love for the poor fur babies left out to the elements is heartfelt.
My first year on the street in old 013, 40 years ago, in the cold ass winter encountered a poor female mixed breed. The female copper I rode with told me to take it home. I balked at it at first and finally after roll call the baby came home with me. Wife gave her a bath and later on seen the vet.
She was with us for over ten years when she got terminally ill.
Our hearts were broken when we had to put our love bug to sleep. Tears are flowing now just thinking of that day when she found a home.
We never bought a dog from a breeder and always adopted poor fur babies that were abused by heartless two legged sociopaths PAWS and anti cruelty society are great places to adopt from.
I truly miss all my best friends since I was a kid. Always found a friend on streets wanting a home growing up on the westside.
If us ghetto police ever seen a two legged rabid prick hurting a dog or even a cat, they could not walk for a week.
This subject matter on dogs SCC, will bring many of us current and retired hard core coppers to tears. Stick to the news of the rabid ones taking a few rounds. Bless your good heart brother of SCC.
We have out two adopted fur babies and with our old age upon us, they will be our last.

2/01/2020 08:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of dog loving coppers..a certain SWAT Sgt who recently just happened to be in the news for running in a marathon in full swat uniform (ugh), and then proposed to his girlfriend...amazingly in front of cameras that just happened to be there, has now gone viral again.

Our hero, in full swat uniform again, just happened to find a wondering small dog that already had a leash on and was also wearing a puppy sweater in the Gold Coast. Incredibly again, the incident was captured by photograph

Something tells me this Sgt and his wife really crave attention and pats on the back. Seems rather staged to me

2/01/2020 08:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

George is a sgt in 006 and a hell of a guy

2/01/2020 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dogs are the best! Loyal, smart, always glad to see you, more than I can say for a lot of people.

2/01/2020 09:24:00 AM  
Anonymous ex -chicago said...

good news , thanks guys. dogs are better than most people.

2/01/2020 09:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What ever happen to the paperboy, who Johnny Boy saved with a new paper stand??????

2/01/2020 09:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s a nice story but hardly unique, so true. I’ve brought home & found homes for quite a few. I’ve witnessed a salty goofy sergeant feed stray cats with food he kept in his patrol bag as part of his regular equipment. I even had one of my old partners give me a $20 so we could buy a dog (tied to a car) off some guy we were interviewing because I knew the life it had in store if we didn’t. . A lot of cops simply melt at dog or cat in need, because they see a lot of pointless violence and well, these animals are just truly victims of a society that holds onto violence like a cultural right.

2/01/2020 11:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gifts from God

2/01/2020 11:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not surprised. CPD officers are some of the best. Unfortunately can’t say the same for the merit brass which bring everything and everyone down. Just know that you guys are important and loved by many although I know it doesn’t feel like it. Stay safe.

2/01/2020 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Best dog I ever had "Burley".

2/01/2020 12:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't know Garrido personally and he may very well be a great guy,but some of his "animal loving" friends are rotten psychopaths. One on the job and one civilian,both that I've had the misfortune of having to deal with before. It's entirely possible to be an animal lover and also be a malicious piece of shit towards humans. Every district I've worked in had some PO that was rescuing dogs and cats to the point of mental illness. Me,I'm a cat guy. Eat less,low maintenance.

2/01/2020 12:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Grabowski said...


God's gift to mankind.

It wasn't an accident the words have the same letters.

2/01/2020 12:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Early 2000’s while reaching into squad for a report I heard something behind me. Level rising to a 10 I quickly around thinking the worse. Instead I see a dog (approx. 4 mo) properly sitting there looking directly into my eyes (not guilty). Her eyes told me she wanted the f outta ghetto. So with the help of my new partner (furry friend) finished up my tour. Never found owner. Nothing in dog book @ desk. No tags. After a bath A true diamond in the ruff. For 16 yrs that dog showed nothing but unconditional love and in turn lived the life of a princess. But most importantly she taught and reminded me how to stay humble to people. God Bless

2/01/2020 01:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

never forget THE BIG MAN! 007th dist 1st watch guys would pick him up ,and he would ride with them!he lives with one of theretired coppers now

2/01/2020 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I rescued a dog on duty years ago, she was being beaten by two yutes when we found her, i learned over the years i didnt rescue her, she rescued me, this job can break a person, find something to love and hold that feeling, in your darkest moment always remember that feeling of love, it will save your life. 'Love' she said, that is all.

2/01/2020 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT The self cleaning oven finally taken care of it’s on we need more like this hopefully they buy a pizza for the people that gave this scumbag a dirt nap this would make the office of the police much easier throw them in the hall where he belongs finished up with the even a legal citizen;

Cook County Jail detainee, 19, found fatally beaten in cell overnight

Tommy dart the pizza man definitely give them extra cheese and a pizza maybe some extra sausage how about putting his cellmate in with more people would help illuminate a lot of the scum bags anyway. Good job prisoner

2/01/2020 02:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all suffer from enlargement of the heart for the dogs we save.

2/01/2020 03:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My last two ghetto rats (now on the rainbow bridge and waiting for me) were the best puppies that you could possibly imagine. Saved several strays and they went to good homes and were the most grateful and loving pets you could ever meet.

2/01/2020 03:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job Office! I too have saved and raised 4 great dogs through out my 24 years on the job. The remaining two (ages unknown) were young pups that I’ve had 8 & 10 years respectively. They’ve had good lives and even though I’ve spent thousands on vet bills and up keep, and wear and tear on the house and’s been cheaper than paying a shrink to maintain my sanity!

2/01/2020 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had one ghetto-shepherd and two ghetto-labs. All came from the firehouse. The best.

2/01/2020 04:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Exactly what Grabowski said... So true.

2/01/2020 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dogs are the best citizens really. Don't toss their pups off balconies, leave needles in restrooms or make stupid comments on camera. If they could vote we would have the Demorats out of power in no time, since dogs don't like rats

2/01/2020 05:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Miss my “ Maggie” the ghetto rats were gonna use her for Pit Bull bait. Cried like a baby when she passed on. ♠️

2/01/2020 05:17:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indictments Begin In Second Illinois Red Light Camera Scandal
Powerful Illinois lawmaker charged with taking bribes to support red light cameras.

Federal prosecutors on Monday charged the Illinois state Senate Transportation Committee chairman with taking bribes in return for favorable action on red light camera legislation. Martin A. Sandoval will appear later today before US District Judge Andrea R. Wood to answer the two-count indictment brought by US Attorney John R. Lausch Jr.

"Martin A. Sandoval, defendant herein, as an agent of the state of Illinois, namely a state senator and chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee... corruptly solicited, demanded, agreed to accept and accepted things of value, namely, money, intending to be influenced and rewarded in connection with a business, transaction, and a series of transactions of the state of Illinois involving a thing of value... namely, continued support for the operation of red light cameras in the state of Illinois, including opposing legislation adverse to the interests of the red light camera industry," Lausch wrote...

2/01/2020 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The 'Dog Lady' in the old Area 5 was legendary for picking up stray dogs and bringing them home. The detective car she used was filthy with dog hair and she was given a psych vacation.

Nuttier than a fruit cake. One time she was complaining that her AC wasnt working, another detective was a HVAC guy and went to her house to see if he could help. The dog hair on the filter was 2 inches thick and she had about 30 dogs in the house. Bat shit crazy for sure.

2/01/2020 08:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dogs, and cats too. And other animals.

2/01/2020 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

People like that cannot say no to taking in an animal. Sometimes it works to re-home an animal. I have volunteered at cat and dog rescues, some animals get returned through no fault of their own.

2/01/2020 10:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My shepherd rott mix I took 11yrs ago from 64th and Marshfield is laying next to me right now in a food coma. He was missing part of an ear, had a herniated umblical hanging from his gut, and more worms pouring out of his ass then a Robin on a fence post. He was destined for the needle, after being called a vicious animal. I had to beg animal control to let me take him. Somehow one was on the street and beat me to the job. He's been more loyal to me than most people. I enjoy everyday with him.

2/01/2020 11:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As the wife of a cop who wasn’t a “dog person” before he met me, is surely one now. I hear the good stories and shudder at the bad ones he doesn’t share with me. You guys are the best. I’m so proud of all the dog lovers out there.

2/02/2020 11:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

True story as all the above:late 80's early 90's
Way east on 47th? St (Lake Park maybe) sitting in front of a liquor store, piss bum walks up with a shep puppy using shoe laces/string as a leash/collar. whatca doing with that dog man...nothin much you want for him....bottle of wine... Sold! for a 1/2 dog of MD 20/20
gave her to my aunt who just lost their dog and she was a great dog her entire life.even got to enjoy arizona with them.
RIP Kelley the Dog

2/02/2020 12:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Area 5 dog lady was Lynn ???? Peculiar, but a good heart.

2/02/2020 10:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In all the districts and areas I worked,there was always some good officers who would rescue dogs. The trick was trying to find them a good home before Animal Control was called to pick up the dog or cat. Once animal control came, the probability of euthanasia was high.

2/02/2020 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My beat car had dog and cat food in the trunk. Always had candy for the kids too. Still remember when the ghetto punks started using the poor pit bulls and had them wearing chains and padlocks (for weight training) around their necks. I would stop them and demand the removal of the crap and promise them arrest if I ever saw it again. Had a punk thug tell me he would sic his dog on me and I laughed and said he would be sorry when he got shot and the dog would go home with popo. Ah, the good old days.

2/03/2020 01:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great stories about rescue dogs. And thank you all for your service and taking care of the dogs. We rescued our current dog. By far and away the best dog we have ever owned out of 3. Rescue dogs just seem to know that they have been given a new life, and cherish it! Be safe our there folks. From a proud father of NWI cop!

2/03/2020 12:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spoiler - it was a pit bull that bit him during the microchip scan.

2/03/2020 01:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greatest stream of comments I’ve read in quite awhile! You cops are the greatest, really. Thank you all for your service and caring for those beloved dogs!

Ok, and cats. Heheh...Dogs rule tho...

2/04/2020 06:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Davros, I always knew you were a softie! Good job buddy, Im glad I got a chance to work with you and Carol in 004.

2/04/2020 09:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ive spent entire shifts trying to find a dog a home.

I far prefer the actual dogs to the ones I always ended up locking up.

2/05/2020 08:29:00 AM  

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