Teak the German shepherd from Vancouver is being honored as a true canine hero!
He was a member of the Vancouver Police Department and sustained a life threatening injury protecting his partner in the line of duty.
Teak's partner, Constable Derrick Gibson, was chasing an armed robbery suspect.
When they caught up to him, the man pulled out a knife and Teak leapt into action, trying to subdue the suspect while receiving several knife slashes.
The suspect was taken down by another cop's taser and Teak was taken in for two surgeries.
He is almost completely recovered now.
Teak is now retired from the force and living with Derrick Gibson as his family dog.
That dog deserves every award coming his way! Congrats, Teak!!
[Image via The Canadian Press.]
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