Thursday, September 24, 2009

Iraq Veteran Still on Job

Journalists assigned to the Convention Center have to go through a security checkpoint at Mellon Arena. A Belgian shepherd, or Malinois, that sniffs bags for explosives is a veteran of three tours in Iraq. Her handler says she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, and will take off running if she hears gunfire or other loud noises.

Instead of directing her to each bag as it came along, he was lining up many bags so she could rest between searches.

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