Dog Riggs serves in the K-9 division of the police. He once participated in the pursuit of a man who is believed to have killed two people in Chicago.
During the arrest, the dog received a gunshot wound to the head. He was taken to a veterinary clinic. Deputy Terry Tift says he was very worried about Riggs.
“He’s a family member, he’s always been one. He did his job and saved my life.”
Sheriff David G. Beth said that the dog grabbed the suspect and did not let him run out onto the highway.
“He could have tried to steal a car, and that would have complicated the situation,” he added.
Riggs survived, and after being discharged from the hospital, police officers and local residents came to greet him. Watch the video.