Fla. K-9 honored after taking bullet for partner
K-9 Casper took a bullet in the hip when an armed robbery suspect opened fire on deputies
By PoliceOne Staff
PALM BEACH, Fla. — A Florida K-9 was honored with a Purple Heart Wednesday after taking a bullet that was meant for his partner back in May.
WSPA reports that K-9 Casper took a bullet in the hip when an armed robbery suspect opened fire on deputies who were attempting to apprehend him. The bullet missed his bones, making his recovery quicker.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Casper returned to duty shortly after the incident.
The suspect who fired the shot died in a shootout with deputies.