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.”
“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.
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.