A canine police dog visits injured officer in the hospital? :-)When Officer Webb Sistrunk was critically injured during a shooting, his police dog, Leon, came to the hospital three days later to visit his partner.
Police Dog Visits Officer Sistrunk
The police dog are well trained to assist law-enforcement, the police and military personnel. Officer Sistrunk was admitted to a Columbus, Georgia hospital where he was treated for a gunshot wound in his right shoulder.
Sistrunk’s K9 partner, Leon, was reunited with Webb at Piedmont Columbus Regional Medical Center. His fellow officers arranged the special visit with Leon.
Officer Strunk Moved to Intensive Care Unit
Once Officer Sistrunk had moved from intensive care to critical care, it was ok for the canine police dog to visit. As soon as Leon entered the Officer’s room, the German Shepherd K9 dog became excited to see his partner.
In May of 2019, Officer Sistrunk was out with his police partners William Buechner and Evan Elliott, responding to a domestic violence call. During the visit, all three officers were critically injured. K9 Leon was in attendance with the three officers, but the dog was luckily unharmed in the incident.
Webb Sistrunk has served for eight years as a K9 Officer for the Auburn Police Division. The incident occurred just short of Leon’s third birthday, which was in July. The GoFundMe page set up for Officer Sistrunk mentioned that Leon’s favorite toys are tennis balls.
K9 Dog Hugged Wounded Partner
When Leon entered Officer Sistrunk’s room, the dog put his hugged paws on his wounded partner’s face. Then, Leon started to lick Webb’s face. Leon’s reaction to Officer Sistrunk moved the other officers to tears. You can watch the reunion of Leon with his police partner in the video below:
Officer Webb Sistrunk was soothed by Leon’s visit to his hospital room. Tragically, Webb learned that his fellow officer, William Buechner, had passed away from his injuries. Having Webb’s canine police dog visit to be at his side brought him a great amount of comfort. Webb and Leon spent a long time cuddling in Webb’s hospital bed.
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