Injured NYPD K9 dog gets honor guard

Bear walks past the honor guard after he is released from the hospital.
Bear walks past the honor guard after he is released from the hospital.

This honor guard loves belly scratches and can roll over.

Bear, an injured NYPD K9, passed through a phalanx of NYPD police dogs when he was released from the Animal Medical Center on East 62nd Street yesterday.

The police dog sustained four broken teeth and a laceration to his tongue when he helped Police Officer Vincent Tieniber subdue and arrest a suspect.

The brave dog was injured when he and Officer Tieniber tried to break up a fight involving four women on the 4 train platform at 59th Street and Lexington Avenue. One of the women, Ravenia Matos-Davis, 22, reportedly kicked Bear twice in the mouth. He continued to hold onto her foot until Officer Tieniber could place handcuffs on her.

Matos-Davis was charged with injuring a police animal. She was also charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration, cops said.



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