A rookie to Florida’s Pensacola Police Department is being hailed a hero after disarming a violent man armed with a shotgun- and he’s only 18 months old.
PPD K-9 Foster -a German Shepherd who only recently joined the force- became a local hero following a disturbance call Tuesday night, when a shotgun-wielding man was reported to be attempting to force his way into his girlfriend’s home.
As police responded to the scene, 36-year-old suspect Oliver Hurst fled, crossing the street and taking shelter inside his own residence.
Responding quickly, police breached Hurst’s residence with precise and violent fury, with K-9 Foster leading the way.
In the blink of an eye, K-9 Foster leapt towards Hurst, wrestling the shotgun out of his hands as officers subdued the suspect with electric less-lethal equipment.
According to WEAR-TV, K-9 Foster is named after Dana and Lisa Foster, who donated funds needed to purchase and train the gung-ho German Shepherd.
Hurst has been charged with armed burglary, aggravated assault, battery, criminal mischief and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer.
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