Injured Police Dog Welcomed Back to Work With Doggie Honor Guard

Bear, a German Shepherd, is a member of the NYPD Transit Bureau’s K-9 Unit

Thursday, Jun 27, 2013  |  Updated 8:17 AM EDT
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An NYPD K-9 is returning to full duty after being kicked twice in the mouth while assisting officers breaking up a subway brawl, and a line of other police dogs formed an honor guard to welcome the 6-year-old German Shepherd back to the job.

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An NYPD K-9 is returning to full duty after being kicked twice in the mouth while assisting officers breaking up a subway brawl, and a line of other police dogs formed an honor guard to welcome the 6-year-old German Shepherd back to the job.

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K-9 "Bear" Takes a Bite Out of Crime

NYPD K-9 Bear is back on the job after getting some dental work he needed following a subway fight that left him injured. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.
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An NYPD K-9 returned to full duty after being kicked twice in the mouth while assisting officers breaking up a subway brawl, and a line of other police dogs formed an honor guard to welcome the 6-year-old German Shepherd back to the job.

Bear left the Animal Medical Center in Manhattan Wednesday afternoon. 

He suffered cracked two teeth, chipped two others and had his tongue cut when a woman being handcuffed kicked him twice in the mouth. Officers were breaking up a fight between four women on a subway platform.

Bear's handler, Officer Vincent Tieniber, said despite his injury, Bear kept the woman's foot in his mouth until she was handcuffed. Tieniber sprained his wrist in the fracas.

The woman was charged with injuring a police animal, resisting arrest and obstructing governmental administration.

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