Lubbock Police Department K-9, Max, to be honored after being wounded in the line of duty
LUBBOCK, Texas (KCBD) - The Lubbock Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2466 will be honoring a Lubbock Police Department K-9 who was injured in the line of duty.
On August 20, 2019, Lubbock police responded to a call which quickly evolved into a foot chase.
The K-9 and his handler chased the suspect into an alley where the suspect opened fire on both.
The suspect focused his fire on the K-9 which allowed the police officer to neutralize and apprehend the offender.
The K-9 suffered two gunshot wounds and was rushed to a veterinarian ER facility.
The action of the K-9 saved the lives of at least two people; the police officer and the suspect.
Max has been recovering at home with his handler since the incident.
VFW Post 2466 will honor K-9 "Max" with a special ceremony for his sacrifice in protecting his partner.
Ceremony @ Veterans of Foreign Wars
3:00PM Friday 21 February 2020
501 E CR 7300 (114th St)
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