Not the first or last time you've heard this in life, but dogs are the absolute best. Here's a phenomenal story about an extremely bad ass dog that survived a gun shot wound after taking down a murder suspect
KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (WLS) -- A Kenosha police dog that is being called a "hero" was welcomed home Sunday by an enthusiastic crowd after he took a bullet from a Chicago murder suspect last week.
The German Shepard K9, Riggs, was shot during a police confrontation with a man who allegedly killed two people in Chicago Thursday. Miraculously, he survived.
Story starts with a homecoming after spending the weekend in the hospital. He got shot Thursday morning after a murder suspect stole a car in Chicago and tried to flee into Wisconsin.
Chicago police tipped off deputies that a suspect driving the murder victim's vehicle was at the Benson Corners gas station off of Highway 50 in Bristol, Kenosha County Sheriff David G. Beth said.
As deputies confronted on him at 11:15 a.m., the man ran off while holding a gun, Beth said. That's when Riggs leapt after the man and took him down as he was approaching the nearby highway.
Good boy Riggs. Go get that piece of shit
The man then shot Riggs once in the forehead, wounding him, Beth said. The German Shepard "trotted off" and was taken to an Illinois emergency center, Beth said.
Bullet to the forehead then trots off. Meanwhile the suspect…
two deputies then fired on the man, striking him in the abdomen and leg. The man was taken to a hospital for treatment and was undergoing surgery.
Obviously this guy is supremely fucked. There's two murders to his name and now attempted murder of a police dog which I think carries the same punishment as a human police officer. It definitely should at least. That would be good criminal justice.
In a lot of ways, he's a hero today. He took the suspect down and kept him from running onto Highway 50… Who knows if he would've tried to carjack someone on the highway."
A fucking men to that. Riggs saved the day from a legitimate murder suspect on the run that would've definitely harmed more people. Absolutely zero question about that. Instead our good boy Riggs is out here making game saving tackles. That's because dogs are the best and they'll always be the best.
In related news today is my third year anniversary of adopting Scottie Puppen. I always wanted a dog but never really had the balls to pull the trigger. Then one day I just finally did it and it's the best. If you're looking to adopt, here are some great places in Chicago: