A Florida police dog with the name Trump was a viral Facebook meme this week, and now is the agency where the dog works, the imposition of a ban on the naming of K-9s after real people.
The meme has a picture of a patrol car from the Orange County Sheriff’s Office with a sticker with a K-9 Trump’s name and picture.
“Atta-boy, Trump! Make a difference,” says the text accompanying the image, posted Wednesday on the Facebook page of Cop Humor, a self-described pro-law enforcement conservative group, the Orlando Sentinel Friday reported.
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Trump is a member of the sheriff’s office in March 2018, a spokesperson told the newspaper.
He began patrol duty three months later.
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The agency said in a statement that the K-9 names are left to the discretion of their human partners, according to the paper.
At this moment there is no policy to dictate how the dogs should be called, ” the statement said.
But that may change.
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“We are aware that this is shared on social media,” the statement said. “In the future, the Sheriff’s Office may wish to consider directing of representatives to prevent the naming of their K-9 partners after real people.”