Jester the Police Dog Is So Fast You'll Miss Him Running by Camera If You Blink


K9 officers are extremely important members of the police force. They are trained to hold a specific role such as detecting illegal substances, patrolling, and tracking evidence or individuals.

These police dogs accompany their handlers on traffic stops, responding to assistance calls and even apprehending suspects.

One of the many skills these K9 partners bring to work is their speed. There is no way a criminal could be able to outrun K9 Jester.

By holding out a ball in front of him, Officer Jordan Walker demonstrates his partner’s speed and agility. Don’t blink or you might just miss him!

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All you can see is a blur of fur as K9 Jester runs past the camera. I wouldn’t even dare try to run from him.

The duo work with the El Cajon, California, police department and have been partners since 2015.

Jester was brought to the El Cajon Police Department in part by a grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation.

“The dog has got a great personality, and so does Jordan,” El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis told the San Diego Union-Tribune in May 2016. “It’s like a match made in heaven. We really are happy with them together.”

The Belgian Malinois and Officer Walker seem pretty happy to be working together, too.

But K9 Jester has more skills than just his speed.He can sleep with his eyes open, and he loves staring contests.

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But most importantly, K9 Jester loves to dress up for work.

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Wearing different hats to celebrate holidays or even a cowboy hat on some days, the K9 officer heads off to work.

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“Don’t let the funny pics of Jester fool you,” Walker wrote in a recent post. “At the end of the day he’s as tough as he is derpy.”

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Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. A University of Oregon graduate, Erin has conducted research in data journalism and contributed to various publications as a writer and editor.
Erin Coates was an editor for The Western Journal for over two years before becoming a news writer. She grew up in San Diego, California, proceeding to attend the University of Oregon and graduate with honors holding a degree in journalism. During her time in Oregon, Erin was an associate editor for Ethos Magazine and a freelance writer for Eugene Magazine. She has conducted research in data journalism, which has been published in the book “Data Journalism: Past, Present and Future.” Erin is an avid runner with a heart for encouraging young girls and has served as a coach for the organization Girls on the Run. As a writer and editor, Erin strives to promote social dialogue and tell the story of those around her.
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