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Retired Chicago Cop to Get His Service Dog Back, For Now

An Iowa judge ruled that Jim Sak may keep his service dog Snickers, a pitbull mix, while an ongoing lawsuit between Sak and the town of Aurelia, IA works its way through the courts. [ more › ]
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Heartless Town

Public Safety / Law Enforcement : Second City Cop (3 years ago)

Another "zero tolerance" approach gone awry : For 32 years, nearly half as a tactical officer, Jim Sak was a cop chasing down bad guys on the streets of Chicago. Now that he’s retired and living in tiny Aurelia, Ia., the townsfolk a... Read Post

Snickers Returns

Public Safety / Law Enforcement : Second City Cop (3 years ago)

Good news in Iowa : Following a legal battle, a retired Chicago police officer is reunited with his dog in Iowa. Days after Jim Sak moved to Aurelia, Iowa, to be near his ailing mother, a meter reader reported Sak and his wife to ci... Read Post

Iowa Town's Pitbull Ban Forces Retired Chicago Cop to Give Up Service Dog

United States / Chicago : Chicagoist (3 years ago)

The town of Aurelia, IA has a pitbull ban its city council recently voted 3 to 2 to not make an exception forthe needs of Jim Sak, a retired Chicago police officer who suffered a stroke and has a service dog who's a pitbull mix. [ m... Read Post


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