Rookie police dog successfully wrestles a shotgun away from burglary suspect

Fetcher of the year! Rookie police dog successfully wrestles a shotgun away from burglary suspect

This police officer deserves a raise – in treats! 

This week, a rookie K-9 with the Pensacola Police Department helped nab a burglary suspect by wrestling away the perp‘s shotgun.

The incident happened early Thursday morning, at a home on North K Street. 

Cops received a call about a man who broke into his ex-girlfriend‘s home and then threatened her with a gun. 

Oliver Hurst then retreated to his own house, where officers found his sitting on the porch. 

When he saw officers arriving, the 36-year-old ran into his home and grabbed a shotgun off the couch. 

Officers yelled at him multiple times to put down the gun and surrender, but Hurst refused.  

The suspec,t 36-year-old Oliver Hurst, was booked on several charges including armed burglary, aggravated assault, criminal mischief and aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer 

Body camera footage shows the 18-month-old German Shepherd, named Foster, chasing after Hurst and using his mouth to steal away the shotgun before Hurst could fire a shot. 

Foster took the weapon to another room as officers used a stun gun on the burglary suspect and took him into custody. 

‘Because of the quick actions of K-9 Foster, the suspect was not able to fire the shotgun at police, and the officers did not have to use deadly force on Hurst,‘ the department said in a statement. 

Hurst has since been charged with armed burglary, aggravated assault, criminal mischief and aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer. 

Foster is one of two new K-9 dogs in the department. He is named Foster after local couple Dana and Lisa Foster, who donated the money to pay for him.   

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