It comes with great sadness to report such terrible news that happened recently. We are asking our readers to keep the officer involved in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
On Saturday, September 1, Ohio officer Brian Carter was with his K9 partner, a 3-year-old Belgian Malinois named Benzi when the attack happened.
On Saturday morning, officer Carter was correcting Benzi's behavior through verbal commands at the police department's K9 office in Columbus, Ohio when his K9 partner turned on him, according to a Columbus Police spokesperson. Officer Carter was forced to pull out his gun and shoot the dog.
“Officer Carter received serious bites to his arms,” the spokesperson said according to "Fox News." “He then fired upon the K9.”
Carter suffered serious bite wounds from his dog and was taken to the hospital where he underwent surgery, the Columbus Police Department said. In the end, a veterinarian humanely euthanized Benzi.
“Benzi was more than Officer Carter’s K9 partner,” the Columbus Police Department tweeted Saturday evening. “He was a member of the Carter family. They are all in our healing prayers during this difficult time.”
Back in March, Benzi was recognized for catching an Ohio State campus burglar in a post on the Columbus Police Department's Twitter page. This was the first time an officer had to shoot a K9 partner.
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