Stabbed police dog saved after officers rush him to hospital

By John Mercury April 9, 2024

Police officers in Las Vegas sprang into action to save the life of their police dog, who had been stabbed in the line of duty.

As K9 Enzo fought for his life, police closed roads and called in a helicopter to get him the help he needed.

“You did so good buddy.. you’re a good boy,” one officer can be heard telling his canine comrade as sirens blare, in a video released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Follow Sky News on WhatsApp
Follow Sky News on WhatsApp

Keep up with all the latest news from the UK and around the world by following Sky News

Tap here

In the fast-moving situation on 29 March, they rushed Enzo to a nearby veterinary hospital where he was taken from the police vehicle and seen covered in blood.

Staff quickly got him inside and onto a table to tend to his wounds, suffered as he tried to apprehend a “violent suspect”.

K9 Enzo. Pic: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Image:
K9 Enzo was hurt while on duty. Pic: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

K9 Enzo. Pic: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Image:
Enzo rides in a helicopter on his way to hospital. Pic: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

After stabilising the dog, it became clear that he needed to be urgently transferred to another hospital for further care.

The decision was made to close the road outside and land a helicopter, so Enzo could be airlifted.

He received further treatment there and this week it was announced that Enzo is alive and recovering.

Read more from Sky News:
Best pictures from the solar eclipse
Billie Eilish announces release date for album

K9 Enzo. Pic: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Image:
The dog is now recovering after his injuries. Pic: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department

“Everybody needed to act in order to save our canine dog’s life, they all rallied behind each other and they understood what they needed to do,” SWAT commander Bryan Peterson says in the video.

He paid tribute to K9 officers like Enzo: “They are one of us, they are instrumental to the way we do policing, and how they protect us on a daily basis.

“Of course we’re going to go above and beyond to ensure that they are safe and they get the medical attention that they need to survive.”

source

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *