Police Dog Honored

A St. Paul police dog that was shot last year was honored Saturday in Minneapolis.

The dog, Boomer, was injured in the line of duty on April 6 last year and was inducted into the Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association Hero Animal Hall of Fame on Saturday.

According to the Star Tribune Boomer and St. Paul police officer Patrick Murphy responded to a call last April and found an armed man in an alley. While attempting to get to the suspect Boomer was shot at and hit in the head.

Boomer was then rushed to the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center where he had surgery and survived.

An investigation later showed that Boomer was likely hit by police fire, according to the Pioneer Press.

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