Anaheim City Council to Consider Monument Honoring Bruno the Police Dog

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Not to be confused with Brüno the Austrian fashionista
A month later, fundraisers and news reports are still pouring in for Bruno, the Anaheim police K-9 severely wounded by gunfire after a deadly shootout between officers and Robert Moreno, Jr. A group calling itself "Dog Park for Chino Hills" held a "Breakfast for Bruno" event at Applebee's on Saturday that tallied up $3,000 in donations.

Not to be outdone, the Anaheim City Council, at the suggestion of Kris Murray, is getting in on the "Brunomania" bit. At this evening's meeting, council members will direct city staff to organize a committee to build a monument to Bruno at one of Anaheim's future dog park sites.

As CBS2-LA reported in its dispatch from Chino Hills, all the money being raised around town isn't going to cover the K-9's medical bills; that's taken care of by the department's taxpayer-funded budget. The donated funds will instead help his handler, Officer R.J. Young, once the German shepherd officially retires.

No public funds are slated for the Bruno monument as of yet. A staff report shows that "community members, local businesses and non-profit organizations" are slated to take up the task of raising private donations. That should be the easy part, given the media being led by the leash into pumping up the police perro as law enforcement's Lassie.

The harder part comes in deciding what future dog park will have the honors. La Palma Park, which had a tent community of homeless people before a camping ban cleared them out last year, is being eyed with finalizing plans for a 1.2 acre dog park. Another possibility is an area near the Olive Hills Tennis Courts east of the 57 freeway.

Wherever the monument honoring Bruno and all Anaheim police K-9s ends up, one thing's for sure: the city's gone to the dogs!

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31 comments
swatkaynine
swatkaynine

We all are pulling for your quick recovery.

Victor Limoguy Valladares
Victor Limoguy Valladares

R u fkn kidding me wow that money should be spent on fixing bad neighborhoods or hire more cops

Aaron Roach
Aaron Roach

So all other problems are solved then? Not that I don't care about Bruno, but there are always better things government could be doing with money, and let's be honest. Nobody but his caretaker is going to remember this story in a year.

Richard Castillo
Richard Castillo

Well, I understand people doing this. I am not one of them, but I understand. Too bad humans do not get this much attention...

WideStance
WideStance

Bad as it was for him, Bruno's unfortunate situation couldn't have come at a BETTER time for his bandwagon cheerleaders on the Council, coincidentally ALL approaching campaigns, and ALL grasping for SOMETHING to shield their target electorate, low information voters,  from their disregard for the public and unfitness for their chairs. When have they EVER raised THIS much fuss over HUMAN cops ? So it's a MONUMENT they want? MY hope is that Richard Jackson will re-install "Bad Dog" at Anaheim City Hall, after its successful run at the Orange County Museum of Art in Newport Beach- you can watch it here- 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmPcWXruG2k  

  Too bad the 7th floor is out of reach!


Brett Bremer
Brett Bremer

Hahaha fuck every cop in OC and every mut that serves those punks, those dogs are trained to be as stupid as those pigs are, fuck that k9 piece of shit, its a fucking dog. The same kind used by Nazi's, fuck um all. I'm glad it got shot, fuck that pig that owns him also. Rest in piss bruno, u fucking mut

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

From hiding behind KKK sheets to hiding behind German shepherd dogs.

My continued best wishes for Bruno.

Richard Munoz
Richard Munoz

Anaheim is turning into Springfield from the Simpsons

John Hald
John Hald

Anaheim has its priorities so messed up right now haha

George Apostolatos
George Apostolatos

I think the OC weekly should do an article about the original Anaheim Stadium.. Glover and Dee Fee at La Palma park.. You'll be surprised at the history right under your noses

Cesar Jaime
Cesar Jaime

Its a fucking dog, big fucking deal!

FFO1939
FFO1939

Also, they should built the monument of Bruno all over the parks of the savages throughout Orange County, CA.

FFO1939
FFO1939

I will personally pin the dog for the Medal of Honor for taking down the savage to the ground. 

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

George Apostolatos You're right about the Yankee Clipper, but wethinks Babe Ruth never played in Anaheim—on the latter point, you're probably thinking of the game where he and Walter Johnson squared off at the Brea Bowl many moons ago...

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

What'd be funnier is if you told him that personally!

OC Weekly
OC Weekly

Cholo Dick: The OC Register called—you know the drill!

Jonathan Taylor
Jonathan Taylor

Cops kill innocent dogs every single day in the US. But they want to pretend their own dogs are somehow more special than our pets? Pathetic!

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

I think Bruno is more deserving of a monument than several humans I can think of...

vivamehico
vivamehico

i recommend that bulldoze that slime pit SanTana to put up this monument... after all, even dogs are better behaved than mexicans..hahaha.. no seriously, they are

Steve SanFilipo
Steve SanFilipo

C'mon, George. Babe and Joe were white. It doesn't make any sense to honor white people in Anaheim.

bewildered
bewildered

This is disgusting. It's just a dog. I mean come on...

danmadrids
danmadrids

Nice dog.............good job................no monument!!!

George Apostolatos
George Apostolatos

Where's the monument for the historical Dee Fee baseball field at La Palma park where Babe Ruth and Joe DeMaggio played and also was the site of the original 1950s Jackie Robinson story movie?

Stephen Zamora
Stephen Zamora

I love reading Gabriel San Roman articles. He's such a dumb ass. Keep me laughing Gabe!!!

JBinOC
JBinOC topcommenter

What a beautiful dog Bruno is

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

There is nothing more savage than life destroying murdering law enforcement hiding behind the color of authority. It is more savage than a criminal civilian because the iniquity can collapse societies. Having worked in a collapsed society for over a decade, all I can tell you is that it's "muy malo". In summary, NOBODY WINS - not even the one percent.

18usc241
18usc241 topcommenter

Just a dog? The dogs I've owned in Orange County, CA have displayed a better set of ethics than many a person here.

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