Pensacola police are crediting a heroic police K-9 with saving the lives of several officers and a suspect. The Pensacola Police Department said the police dog took a loaded shotgun out of the hands of an armed burglary suspect at 137 North K Street on June 21st.
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36-year-old Oliver Hurst forced his way into a girlfriend's house armed with a shotgun and threatened the woman with the gun before going back to his own residence. When police officers were called they found Hurst on his front porch but he retreated inside his home. Officers pursued Hurst and demanded he surrender but he reached for a shotgun on a coach. An 18-year-old German Shepard K-9 unit named Foster latched onto the shotgun and pulled his from Hurst's hands.
Officers then used a Taser on Hurst and were able to take him into custody. K-9 Foster took the shotgun from the suspect's hands and into another room where it was secured by officers. Pensacola police are crediting K-9 Foster with saving the officers' lives as well as the suspects since he was not able to fire the weapon and officers did not have to use deadly force to stop Hurst.
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Both of the Pensacola Police Department's K-9 unites Foster and Nashoba were purchased from generous donations made by two Pensacola residents named Dana and Lisa Foster. Hurst was taken into custody and booked into jail on charges of armed burglary, aggravated assault, battery, criminal mischief, and aggravated assault on an LEO.
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