By Jennifer Sposato
You can’t keep a good police dog down. Just a few days after being stabbed on duty, Norwalk’s police dog Czar is ready to return to work.
Police Sgt. Andre Valez told the Norwalk Hour that the 3-year-old Belgian shepherd was stabbed on the face and tongue while trying to break up a knife fight on Saturday.
When one of the men involved in the fight charged Czar’s handler, Officer Frank Reda, Czar bit the man in the stomach and groin, police said. Four people were charged with felony assault charges after the fight, police said.
Czar has now recovered after spending Monday at home, eating ice cream, Sgt. Valez said.
The Norwalk police dog was stabbed just days after receiving an award from the Connecticut Police Work Dog Association. Last June, Czar found a double murder suspect who was hiding in the woods.
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