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Posted: 12/13/2005 3:19:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2005 3:21:33 PM EDT by VoodooChile]
The early reports said the suspect survived but it turns out he died later. Dog is doing well though.. link leads to video

www.channeloklahoma.com/news/5525222/detail.html

Man Dies After Jump From Bridge
Man Becomes 5th To Die In Oklahoma City Police Chase In 2 Months

POSTED: 10:04 am CST December 13, 2005
UPDATED: 5:09 pm CST December 13, 2005

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OKLAHOMA CITY -- One man is dead and an Oklahoma County police dog injured after jumping off a bridge.

Police said the dog was chasing Donny Tannehill, 31, after he bailed out of his car near the Fort Smith junction at Interstates 35 and 40. According to police, Tannehill fell more than 100 feet from the bridge over the interstate, and the dog jumped as well.

The K-9 officer, named A-Joe, suffered some internal injuries but no broken bones, according to veterinarians.

"We're pleasantly surprised about the condition of A-Joe," said Oklahoma County Sheriff John Whetsel. "He's a 3-year-old who's been with the force now for a year, and one of our finest dogs."


Tannehill died in the fall, making him the fifth person to die in an Oklahoma City police chase in the past two months and the second in the past two days.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:33:42 PM EDT
I just played the video for my mom, her comments. Now watch the family is going to sue the department. They are going to say the dog falling on him killed him not the 100ft fall. I wouldn't doubt it that they would try.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:35:26 PM EDT
Good dog.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:41:26 PM EDT
I wish I had a dog like that.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:44:34 PM EDT
Bravo.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:44:46 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2005 3:45:02 PM EDT by GAcop]
The fall didn't kill him. It was the sudden stop at the bottom.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:46:41 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GAcop:
The fall didn't kill him. It was the sudden stop at the bottom.



Hmmm. I'm sensing a lawsuit against the concrete company.

"Ifin you ain't made dat stuff so hard, my baby'd be alive right now."

Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:50:52 PM EDT
I am glad the dog is ok.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 3:53:32 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/13/2005 3:54:06 PM EDT by 1911lover]
"Mrs. Tannehill, I'm Sargeant Smith from the Oklahoma City PD. I have two pieces of really good news concerning your scum bag husband. He's dead from a 100 foot fall while being chased by one of our K-9 units. And he almost made HERO status with our Dept. by breaking the fall, and saving the life of our K-9 dog that was chasing him."
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 4:22:55 PM EDT
Put that dog out to stud! ... unless they already cut his balls off.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 4:26:31 PM EDT
Sit, UBU, Sit!

Good Dog!

Link Posted: 12/13/2005 4:27:10 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GAcop:
The fall didn't kill him. It was the sudden stop at the bottom.



Deceleration trauma.
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 5:23:53 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 1911lover:
"Mrs. Tannehill, I'm Sargeant Smith from the Oklahoma City PD. I have two pieces of really good news concerning your scum bag husband. He's dead from a 100 foot fall while being chased by one of our K-9 units. And he almost made HERO status with our Dept. by breaking the fall, and saving the life of our K-9 dog that was chasing him."



I keep getting the mental picture of the guy going over the side with the dogs teeth in his ass
Link Posted: 12/13/2005 5:29:09 PM EDT
This is almost worthy of a Darwin award.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 4:44:29 AM EDT
bump for the am crew
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 7:57:37 AM EDT
That dumbass "hero" must have had some bad, bad Karma... for
1. that 100' fall and
2. having a 80-100# dog land on top of his ass.

Good dog. Saved us taxpayers a lot of money!

John
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:06:10 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/14/2005 8:06:56 AM EDT by Greenfeet]
I love German Shepherds

ETA In the video he really looks like he's feeling kinda puny... I mean I know a 100 ft fall would do that. But I hope he recovers well.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:12:12 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:17:36 AM EDT
That dog gets the Illinigunner Medal of Valor
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:28:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By VoodooChile:
...the fifth person to die in an Oklahoma City police chase in the past two months and the second in the past two days.



Note to self: Don't run from the police in OKC.
Link Posted: 12/14/2005 8:34:23 AM EDT
That's a good dog, look at all the money he's saving the tax payers! I hope he pulls through.
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