After This K-9 Was Shot In The Face By A Suspect, His Distraught Partner Didn’t Know If He’d Make It

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According to RJ’s wife, Rachel, her husband spent most of his time with Bruno. “I know a lot of people may not understand,” she told ABC News in March 2014. “They may say it’s just a dog, but this dog went with him everywhere.”

Image: Facebook/Friends of the Anaheim Police K9 Association

“The dog [spent] more time with him than I [spent] with him,” she added. Indeed, the partners in crime-fighting had a seemingly unbreakable bond. And it was this connection that apparently saved Officer Young’s life during an emergency call-out to a crime scene.

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Image: Facebook/Friends of the Anaheim Police K9 Association

The incident in question happened in March 2014 when parole officers came under fire. They were visiting the apartment of a probationer when the encounter took a turn for the worse. The parolee was spotted with two suspected gang members, who both fled the scene when approached.

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