Unformatted text preview: an officer from suing dog owners for injuries the officer received while capturing the dog? c. Holding i. No, Cole may sue for injuries occurring during the course of her duties as a police officer. d. Reasoning i. There are many differenced between firefighters and police officers. Firefighters know they are exposed to danger when they are called to fight a fire. By contrast, police officers are usually out on patrol from the start of their shift until its end. ii. Capturing stray dogs can fall within police officers’ duties on occasion, but they receive no specialized training to do so and it appears not to be a central focus of their day’s activities. iii. Permitting Cole’s claim will encourage dog owners to shoulder their responsibilities to the public at large....
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- Fall '07
- police officer, Officer Julia Cole