ACE Winner Inspires Creation Of Monument To Honor K-9 Officers

2014 AKC Humane Fund Award For Canine Excellence winner Bruno, a retired K-9, was the inspiration for a monument honoring K-9 officers that was unveiled in Anaheim, California yesterday.

Bruno, a German Shepherd Dog, was injured in the line of duty in March 2014 when he and Officer RJ Young were on the trail of an armed suspect. The suspect opened fire and a bullet went through Bruno's jaw and chest, collapsing his lung. After weeks in intensive care, Bruno recovered but as since retired from his K-9 duties. He received the Uniformed Services K-9 ACE honor in 2014.

To honor Bruno and other K-9 officers, the city of Anaheim unveiled a bronze sculpture titled "Valor" at the La Palma Dog Park, according to CBS Los Angeles. Bruno and other K-9 officers were present at the unveiling yesterday.
 

See a video of the unveiling event from CBS Los Angeles:
 

 

See images from the event:

 

Went to K9 Monument dedication - the monument is at the dog park-in honor of K9 Bruno who was critically injured in the line of duty and survived. He is now enjoying retirement ����������❤️

Posted by Sue Moore on Sunday, April 3, 2016

 

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