On October 21, 2021, deputies from Kenosha Sheriff’s Division had been dispatched to find a stolen car. The operator of stated car had allegedly been concerned in two homicides within the Chicago space. When the car was ultimately discovered, the suspect tried to flee, however he didn’t get far…
K9 Riggs was on scene along with his handler, Deputy Tifft. When the suspect took off working, Deputy Tifft deployed K9 Riggs, who apprehended the suspect inside mere seconds. The suspect was finally taken into custody, however tragically, not earlier than K9 Riggs was shot by the suspect point-blank within the brow. By some miracle, the bullet entered the highest of his head and exited out the again, bruising the cranium however not fracturing it or hitting any important components. He was transported to a Stage I Trauma Middle, and he survived.
That day, K9 Riggs not solely protected the general public from a menacing suspect, however he additionally saved the lives of a number of deputies, together with Deputy Tifft. K9 Riggs demonstrated braveness, valor and bravado. He was awarded the Silver Star and the Purple Coronary heart for his actions throughout this incident. He’s an area hero to the Kenosha County group, and now he’s additionally the 2022 Regulation Enforcement and Detection Hero Canine within the Sfr-Contemporary Hero Canine Awards®!
K9 Riggs fortunately made a full restoration and is now again to work with the Kenosha Sheriff’s Division. You possibly can vote for K9 Riggs to be named the 2022 American Hero Canine at www.HeroDogAwards.org! Root for K9 Riggs on social media utilizing #HeroDogAwards.