CONCORD (KRON) — Concord K9, Jelle, officially returned back to work this week after being stabbed by a man earlier in October.
Jelle is still as eager as ever to be out on patrol. “It’s amazing how fast dogs can heal themselves”, Concord police said, also giving great thanks to local Sage Veterinary hospital.
On Tuesday, October 11, Concord police sent Jelle in to the scene to try and subdue a stabbing suspect. The suspect then used some sort of garden shears to stab the dog in the face, according to Cpl. Christopher Blakely.
Two officers then shot the suspect, who was taken to a hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and later died.
The suspect was identified as 30-year-old Dominick Musulman of Antioch.
Musulman initially stabbed a man, involving a weapon other than the shears. The male victim is in stable condition at a hospital, Blakely said.
Concord police gives great thanks for the outpouring of support that has been sent. “K9 Jelle’s story spread across the Nation and his handler was truly greatful for all the well wishes and prayers for a speedy recovery.”
Concord police says feel free to say hello to Jelle next time you see him on patrol, “He will be the one with the large patch of fur missing from his back for the next few months”.