For Immediate Release: 9/7/2019 1:50 pm
Worcester Police K9 Injured in the Line of Duty Expected to Recover
On Saturday, September 7, 2019 at approximately 9:30 AM Worcester police were dispatched to the area of 60 Foster St. for a report of a male threatening to stab bus drivers and light them on fire. Upon arrival, police located the male suspect crouched down behind the shrubs. The male suspect threatened to harm police and ignored commands to come out. K9 Officer Dan Pennellatore was called to the scene with his K9 partner Beebs. Officer Pennellatore warned the suspect that the K9 would be deployed. The suspect again ignored all commands to come out of the shrubs. He continued to threaten police. K9 Beebs was released to aid in apprehending the suspect. During the incident, the suspect stabbed K9 Beebs multiple times in the head with a screwdriver. Officers were able to remove the male from the shrubs and place him custody. K9 Beebs was suffering from a laceration to his mouth and several wounds to his head with swelling. He was rushed to a local animal hospital to be treated. K9 Beebs has been released from the hospital. He will continue the recovery process with treatment at home along with follow-up veterinary appointments.
K9 Beebs is a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois. He has been with the department for 2 and half years.
Please join us in wishing our K9 Beebs a quick recovery!