You have to hand it to officer Gary Carter. He stepped up and adopted Jeffery (now Chance) the pit bull before he could be euthanized in a local shelter. Why is this such a (you should excuse the expression) man bites dog story? Maybe because it so often seems to go the other way whenever canines interface with cops. Just ask Arfee. Or Candy. Or Lilly. Or an un-named Salt Lake City pooch. Anyone see a disturbing trend here? Of course, police have immunity from prosecution when they decide to apply ballistic obedience training to the family pet. That’s a privilege Ivins Rosier didn’t enjoy. As a yoot, Rosier was dumb enough to break into a Florida Highway Patrol officer’s home and shot his dog. Sentence: 23 years. Did the fact that the owner was a cop and the hound a retired police dog influence the severity of the sentence? We couldn’t possibly comment.