"Bum"

Our Four-Legged Volunteer

When he pushed his way into the old Central police station on Superior Street, there was in that great beast's face something of glowering defiance and in his eyes the smolder of distrust. The police lieutenant, calling the roll before a row of silver-buttoned giants, cast a measuring glance at that great ox-like dog, whose long, sloping brow was sinister and whose indestructible jaw was underslung malevolently.


“Another bull for the force,” said the lieutenant.


And he was right. For it was thus that Bum Sr., Toledo’s first police dog, joined the department . . .

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