Badly in­jured Cal­gary po­lice dog re­turns to duty

Ottawa Sun - - NEWS - — The Cana­dian Press

CAL­GARY — The Cal­gary Po­lice Ser­vice has wel­comed one of its four-legged mem­bers back to ac­tive duty af­ter the dog re­cov­ered from nu­mer­ous stab wounds to his head suf­fered dur­ing a breakand-en­ter in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

Jester, who has been on the job for nearly five years, was se­verely in­jured on July 30th.

He had been de­ployed dur­ing an in­ves­ti­ga­tion into re­ports of a break-in at a school.

Po­lice say two un­der­age sus­pects at­tempted to run from the scene and Jester gave chase.

One of the teenagers was car­ry­ing a knife and Jester was stabbed mul­ti­ple times in the head.

The dog was rushed from the scene to a ve­teri­nary hospi­tal in life-threat­en­ing con­di­tion for emer­gency surgery.

“We feel very for­tu­nate to an­nounce that Po­lice Ser­vice Dog Jester is now back to work,” the force said Wed­nes­day on its Face­book page.

“Jester’s in­juries have healed and he has un­der­gone a se­ries of tests — med­i­cal, phys­i­cal and men­tal to en­sure he is healthy and ready to be­gin serv­ing the ci­ti­zens of Cal­gary again.”

A 14-year-old boy, who can­not be iden­ti­fied un­der the Youth Crim­i­nal Jus­tice Act, faces sev­eral charges in the in­ci­dent, in­clud­ing maim­ing a po­lice an­i­mal, break-and-en­ter, and pos­sess­ing a weapon dan­ger­ous to the pub­lic.

A 15-year-old boy has been charged with break-and-en­ter.

JESTER Back on duty

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