Bear, Hero Police Dog, Returns to Active Service

Bear of NYPD
Bear, a German Shepherd, part of NYPD's K-9 unit. The heroic dog was released today after being injured in the line of duty. Photographer: Ryan Sutton/Bloomberg

Bear is back. The German shepherd returned to active service today after recuperating at the Animal Medical Center in New York.

Like the proverbial dog with a bone, Bear would not detach from the foot of a woman who kicked him twice while resisting arrest.

Bear, who clamped down until she was handcuffed, suffered broken teeth and a swollen snout from the tussle.

A row of police dogs and their handlers waited outside the Medical Center as Bear, a six year old with a tragic mien, left the building accompanied by his human companion, Officer Vincent Tieniber.

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