Starting in 2018, Police Dogs Injured in the Line of Duty Can Be Transported by EMS to Veterinary Clinics
ST. CLAIR COUNTY, IL – Ambulances are for people. It’s always been the law of the land. In Illinois, it’ll soon be “almost always”.
Illinois Governor, Bruce Rauner, signed House Bill 2661, Tuesday.
It will allow police dogs to be transported for emergency care by ambulance when injured in the line of duty.
Police dogs risk their lives for people every day. If they get hurt while doing it, Rauner feels ambulances can be for dogs, too.
“In all reality the dog is basically a police officer. He should be treated accordingly,” said Deputy Sean McPeak of the St. Clair County Sheriff’s Department.