Prayers for lake county (in) sheriff’s office k9 blade who was shot defending his partner during a traffic stop on wednesday.
a gang unit officer with the lake county sheriff’s department initiated a traffic in gary around 3 pm. the passenger of the vehicle stopped and fled, according to the indiana state police. the officer and his k9 partner pursued the passenger, who ran down an alley toward the railroad tracks.
according to the chicago tribune, the passenger then shot at the officer, hitting blade in the face. “blade grabbed the weapon and he saved the officer’s life. there’s no doubt about it. he took the bullet for the officer,” said lake county sheriff john buncich. the officer returned fire and struck the suspect once. another officer arrived on scene and placed the suspect in custody, after he was disarmed.
k9 blade is a 6 1/2 year old dutch german shepherd, who has been with the gang unit for four years. he was transported by police car to purdue veterinary hospital in west lafayette, where he is listed in stable condition.
our thoughts and prayers are with k9 blade, his partner and the entire lake county sheriff’s department. we wish him a full and speedy recovery. sc: chicago tribune #policek9#herodog#protectandserve#thinblueline#k9#loyalty#mansbestfriend#dogsoffreedom