April 13, 2021 11:31

K9 Arlo battling for his life after being shot in the line of duty

THURSTON COUNTY, Wash. — K9 Arlo of the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office was shot during a police chase in Grand Mound this week. He underwent multiple surgeries to remove a bullet near his spine at Oregon State University’s Carlson College of Veterinary Medicine in Corvallis on Friday.

The Facebook page for the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit said, “All of the surgeries all went extremely well and the surgeons are very happy with the outcome of all of them.  K-9 Arlo has received some new hardware and fashion accessories (6 screws and surgical medical cement) in his neck that were all used to fuse his fractured vertebrae to healthy ones.”

K-9 Arlo Update – January 15, 2021 9:50 PM

K-9 Arlo is out of surgery and resting!! All of the surgeries all went…

Posted by Thurston County Sheriff’s Office K9 Unit on Friday, January 15, 2021

Arlo was shot twice when Thurston County Sheriff’s deputies and Washington State Patrol troopers chased a 25-year-old suspect on Interstate 5.

When law enforcement stopped and made contact with the vehicle, both the police K9 and the suspect were hit by gunfire, King5 News reported.

The suspect suffered serious injuries and was taken to a local hospital.

No one else was injured in the incident.

More than $70,000 has been raised for Arlo, who has a sizable social media presence on TikTok.

The sheriff’s office has been updating Arlo’s condition on Facebook.


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