The California authorities reported that a police dog sustained minor injuries on Wednesday after he was attacked by a suspect who resisted arrest. After being checked by the police vet, the dog was greenlighted for active duty. The suspect has been arrested and is now in police custody.
Police Dog Assists Two Police Officers Subdue a Suspect
Officer Bill Hughes with the Fountain Valley Police Department recalled how him and Perro, his German Shepherd partner, got into a little scuffle on Wednesday. Hughes told the reporters that he was returning from a routine patrol with Perro in his car when he saw one of his colleagues trying to subdue a suspect.
The officer stopped the vehicle, got out and went to help his colleague. Of course, Perro followed, as he was more than eager to spring into action. When Hughes approached his colleague, he noticed the suspect lying on the ground but only with one hand handcuffed.
Perro moved in to secure the suspect. However, the suspect broke free and punched the police dog several times in the face and even attempted to chock him. Hughes and his colleague managed to restrain the suspect.
The police dog was later taken to the vet’s office for a close examination. Following the fight with the suspect, Perro sustained a minor injury to the eye but was otherwise found to be in good health.
Sergeant Kham Vang with the Fountain Valley Police Department admitted that the police dog was never in any danger as they are thoroughly trained to deal with these sorts of situations. Following the incident, the police dog was placed on leave and will probably spend the next couple of days at his partner’s home where he will receive some good food and lots of belly rubs.
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