Officer Brian Sturgeon, Argo’s handler, observed how committed the two-year-old Belgian Malinois was when he joined the Fresno Police Department in California 18 months ago. When they were out on patrol, he was always focused on their work, making him the ideal canine companion.
However, it wasn’t until recently that Officer Sturgeon and the rest of the police department discovered how dedicated and faithful Argo was to his profession. One day, the department responded to a report about a man named Carlos Castanos who was detaining a woman against her will about two weeks ago.
To apprehend the offender, Officer Sturgeon and Argo joined the team. The mission, however, did not really go as planned when Carlos made a break for it as soon as the hardworking officers got to the site. Unfortunately for him, Argo had already positioned himself outside the gate and was ready to stop Carlos dead in his tracks.
The dog was poised to immobilize Carlos, but Carlos had pulled out a knife and began his assault before Argo could do anything else. His dog got involved in the attack as well, giving Argo a number of strong bites.
Despite his injuries, the K9 cop remained focused throughout the incident, determined to defend his handler and coworkers. He didn’t seem to mind the painful injuries but put his focus instead on his very important job.
When the situation was finally de-escalated, Officer Sturgeon drove the injured Argo to a nearby vet to get him all the medical attention he required. They discovered he’d been stabbed at least six times. Fortunately, the medical team was able to get him into emergency surgery quickly, and he recovered really fast.
Argo, it appeared, was on his way to a full recovery. The dog and his handler were back on the job almost two weeks later, ready to battle crime once more.
Source: Dog Buzz