Podcast: The policeman, his dog and the premonitionby Megan McChesney
Police dog handler Bruce Howat and his canine partner Cara were a crack crime-fighting duo – one of the finest man-dog teams on the force.
It all came to an end one night when Bruce found himself on the wrong end of a 33cm-long hunting knife wielded by the most unlikely of criminals.
A story of the immense bond between a policeman and his dog – and the lengths they went to save each other.
Please be warned - there are some disturbing details of violence in here.
“I had a horrible premonition. I said, ‘Something really bad’s going to happen this week Senior.’ I can’t explain it.”
“I was drifting towards the light… then I remembered I hadn’t said goodbye to my girls and I thought, ‘I can’t do that to my daughters.’”
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